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

Junction of Earthworks

 
 
Junction of Earthworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 18, 2008
1. Junction of Earthworks Marker
Inscription. Maj. Gen. Hiram G. Berry's division formed the front of the Union defense north of the Orange Turnpike on the morning of May 3. Although virtually all of Berry's entrenchments have disappeared, this small segment of works on the right marks the location of Berry's line. Confederates constructed the intersecting trenches later on May 3 to face the final Federal position.
 
Location. 38° 18.722′ N, 77° 38.677′ W. Marker is near Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from Plank Road / Germania Highway (State Highway 3), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at trail stop three on the Chancellorsville History Trail, at the Chancellorsville Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Breakthrough ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Union Army Escapes ( about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flanking of Hays' Brigade ( about 600 feet away); Collis Zouaves ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Chancellorsville ( approx. mile away); A Fatal Reconnaissance
Chancellorsville History Trail - Stop Three image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 18, 2008
2. Chancellorsville History Trail - Stop Three
The fence protects a small section of earthworks.
( approx. mile away); Chancellorsville Campaign ( approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign ( approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chancellorsville.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Chancellorsville. National Park Service site. (Submitted on October 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confederate Earthworks image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 18, 2008
3. Confederate Earthworks
Remnants of earthworks lace through the woods in this section of the battlefield.
Section of Berry's Earthworks image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 18, 2008
4. Section of Berry's Earthworks
Extending to the south of the marker location is a section of Federal trenches occupied on May 2-3, 1863.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 684 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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