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Near Spotsylvania Courthouse in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chancellorsville Campaign

 
 
Chancellorsville Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
1. Chancellorsville Campaign Marker
Inscription.  May 2, 1863. Having lost the Furnace, the 23rd Georgia Regiment established a new line here in the bed of the Unfinished Railroad. Other troops reinforced the position. During late afternoon, while Jackson's front lines were hitting the Federal right, the rearguard Confederates fell back according to orders. Colonel Best, however, received the word too late. Although he and a few of his men escaped, the bulk of the 23rd Georgia was captured. This railroad then comprised a series of graded sections without tracks. Finished later, from Fredericksburg to Orange Court House, it ceased operation in 1938, except for a spur at Fredericksburg.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 2, 1863.
 
Location. 38° 16.867′ N, 77° 38.768′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Jackson Trail East, on the right when traveling south. Located on the Jackson Flank March driving loop in
Chancellorsville Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
2. Chancellorsville Campaign Marker
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the Chancellorsville Battlefield section of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11512 Jackson Trail E, Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rearguard Action (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ordeal of the Wellfords (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. half a mile away); A Region of Gloom (approx. half a mile away); Catharine Furnace (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jackson's Flank March (approx. 0.6 miles away); About a mile in the distance... (approx. 0.6 miles away); Maury House Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania Courthouse.
 
Regarding Chancellorsville Campaign. This is one of several markers for the Battle of Chancellorsville along the Jackson's Flank March and Attack trail. See the Jackson's Flank March and Attack Virtual Tour by Markers in the links section for a listing of related markers on the tour.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Chancellorsville. National Park Service site. (Submitted on December 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Jackson's Flank March and Attack Virtual Tour by Markers. This virtual tour covers the optional Jackson Flank Trail route of the driving tour and
The Railroad Grade image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
3. The Railroad Grade
As indicated on the marker, the railroad was unfinished at the time of the war and existed only as a cleared grade passing through the battle area.
concludes at Jackson's Flank Attack (stop 8) of the driving tour, tracing the route of Jackson's march to deliver the decisive attack of the battle. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,500 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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Apr. 1, 2023