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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.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
1. Chancellorsville Campaign Marker
Inscription.  May 2, 1863. Hour by hour, the long gray columns of Jackson's Corps splashed through the shallow ford here, which was not stone-paved then, stirring the crossing into a mud hole. Before the water of this branch of Poplar Run ran clear again in its course toward the distant York, "Stonewall" Jackson and hundreds of his marchers were to fall dead or wounded. Many would never cross another earthly stream.
 
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, 1736.
 
Location. 38° 16.333′ N, 77° 41.242′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Jackson Trail West, on the right when traveling north. Located on the Jackson Flank March driving loop in the Chancellorsville Battlefield section of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 0.6 miles
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By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
2. Chancellorsville Campaign Marker
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away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lafayette at Corbin’s Bridge (approx. 2 miles away); Todd’s Tavern (approx. 2 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 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Jackson's Flank March and Attack Virtual Tour by Markers
Brook Run Crossing image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
3. Brook Run Crossing
As indicated on the marker, the crossing site was much more rudimentary at the time of the battle.
. This virtual tour covers the optional Jackson Flank Trail route of the driving tour and 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.) 
 
Farm in the Wilderness image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
4. Farm in the Wilderness
Then as today, farms dotted the Wilderness area. The difference today is, just beyond the Park Service managed lands, are cleared sections with sub-divisions. Several man made lakes have also changed the topography.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 965 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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