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

Stone's Reconnaissance

 
 
Stone's Reconnaissance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 18, 2008
1. Stone's Reconnaissance Marker
Inscription. Union soldiers on the front line probably utilized these rifle pits on May 3-5. Trenches on the other side of the creek possibly served Confederate skirmishers. While the fighting raged near Salem Church, Union Maj. Gen. John F. Reynolds believed that the Federal army of 75,000 should attack the 25,000 Confederates facing it here at Chancellorsville. After Hooker refused to assume the offense, Reynolds ordered Col. Roy Stone's brigade on a reconnaissance, hoping this would lead to a general engagement. Stone, however, was unaware of Reynolds' ulterior motive. After advancing close enough to hear the enemy's voices, the colonel withdrew.
 
Location. 38° 19.1′ N, 77° 38.657′ W. Marker is near Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from Bullock Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at trail stop nine 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. A Midnight Conference (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chancellorsville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colquitt’s Attack (approx.
Chancellorsville History Trail - Stop Nine image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 18, 2008
2. Chancellorsville History Trail - Stop Nine
0.3 miles away); Colquitt Turns Tyler’s Flank (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tyler’s Withdrawal To This Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Union Army Escapes (approx. 0.4 miles away); Apex of Hooker’s Last Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lives Transformed (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chancellorsville.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Chancellorsville. National Park Service page detailing the battle. (Submitted on October 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Trenches in the Vicinity of the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 18, 2008
3. Trenches in the Vicinity of the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 756 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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