Chancellorsville in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
May 3, 1863
The acute ﬁghting in the woods and ﬁelds of Chancellorsville soon became a steady roar as Stuart pressed his attack. Brigadier General’s Alfred Colquitt’s Georgia and Nicholls’ Louisiana Brigades were moved from the far right to the far left of the Confederate lines. Ordered to go forward around 10:00 a.m. Colquitt’s and Nicholls’ troops sought once again to turn the ﬂank of the Federal forces. Instead, they ran into the Federal troops of Brigadier General Erasmus Tyler. Fighting intensiﬁed.
(upper left) Stuart followed Lee’s orders to the limit urging his troops onward.
(lower left) Amongst the killed was Private Issac Barnes, 91st PA infantry. He was 19 years
(lower center) Famed artist Robert Knox drew this watercolor of the heavy ﬁghting at Chancellorsville in 1863. These vivid colors and action scenes were very popular with the public.
(upper right) Map of the battle at 10 a.m. on May 3rd. Colquitt’s and Nicholls’ troops are at the far right.
(lower right) Corporal Isaac Reeves, left, and his brother, Sgt. James Reeves, Co. K, 10th La. Infantry. Sadly, Isaac was killed in action at Gettysburg and James was killed in action at Chancellorsville, Virginia.
(lower right) Colonel Jacob Frick, 126th Pennsylvania Infantry was awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor for personally re-capturing the ﬂags of his regiment during the heated ﬁghting in the woods.
Images courtesy S.H.A.-M.H.I.-V.H.S.-Library of Congress-Tintypes of Reeves’ brother courtesy Mrs. Anna Belle Reeves Morris-2014
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 38° 19.375′ N, 77° 38.709′ W. Marker is in Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Elys Ford Road (County Route 610) 0.4 miles north of US Ford Road (County Route 616), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Colquitt’s Attack (here, next to this marker); Colquitt Turns Tyler’s Flank (a few steps from this marker); Tyler’s Withdrawal To This Line (a few steps from this marker); Stone's Reconnaissance (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Midnight Conference (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Line Contained Along Mineral Springs Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); The 124th New York Regiment’s First Battle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Apex of Hooker’s Last Line (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chancellorsville.
Also see . . . Chancellorsville Battlefield. Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, National Park Service (Submitted on December 14, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.