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

The Chancellorsville Campaign

 
 
The Chancellorsville Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 15, 2007
1. The Chancellorsville Campaign Marker
Inscription. While General Robert E. Lee engaged the Union army at Chancellorsville, Confederate Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early confronted a smaller Union force led by Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick at Fredericksburg. On 3 May 1863, Sedgwick overran Early’s lines at Marye’s Heights, compelling Early to fall back to this point. When Sedgwick moved toward Chancellorsville, Early slipped in behind him, retaking Marye’s Heights. Early and other Confederate troops then attacked Sedgwick on 4 May, forcing the Union general to retreat across the Rappahannock River at Scott’s Ford.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-118.)
 
Location. 38° 15.697′ N, 77° 29.542′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Lafayette Boulevard (Business U.S. 1) half a mile north of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22408, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Longstreet’s Winter Headquarters (here, next to this marker); Cox House (here, next to this marker); Stuart (approx. 0.6 miles away);
Markers E 42, E 118, and E 41 on Lafayette Blvd. image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 15, 2007
2. Markers E 42, E 118, and E 41 on Lafayette Blvd.
Start of Sheridan's Raid (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fredericksburg Campaign (approx. 1.3 miles away); Virginia Central Railway Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fredericksburg Campaign (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Railway, With Tracks and Without (approx. 1.4 miles away); Reestablishing a Travel Way (approx. 1.4 miles away); Confederate Artillery Defense (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,093 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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