Near Chancellorsville in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Union Army Escapes
At dawn, Confederate troops crept forward from these trenches and discovered that the Federals were gone. Lee ordered immediate pursuit. "Go after them!" he snapped to Brig. Gen. Dorsey Pender, "Damage them all you can!" But it was too late. By 8 a.m., the last Union brigade had safely crossed the river, and engineers cut the bridges free. The Army of the Potomac would live to fight another day.
Location. 38° 18.787′ N, 77° 38.693′ W. Marker is near Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Bullock Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at trail stop eleven 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 Junction of Earthworks (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Breakthrough (about 600 feet away); Flanking of Hays' Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Collis Zouaves (approx. ¼ mile away); Chancellorsville (approx. ¼ mile away); Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. ¼ mile away); A Fatal Reconnaissance (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.
More about this marker. Above the text is a drawing of the retreat of the Union army across U.S. Ford.
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 •
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 681 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.