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

About a mile in the distance...

 
 
About a mile in the distance... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
1. About a mile in the distance... Marker
Inscription. About a mile in the distance, beyond the vista cut through the trees, you can see modern buildings on high ground which at the time of the battle of Chancellorsville was called Hazel Grove. When "Stonewall" Jackson began his famous flank march early on May 2, 1863, the Hazel Grove clearing was occupied by Federal infantry and artillery.

As the Confederate column moved along the road here, it was spotted by Federal observers perched in tree tops. Smoke billowed from Yankee cannon on Hazel Grove and within seconds projectiles were exploding near this point. Jackson's men quickened their pace until they reached cover in the low ground to your left.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 17.311′ N, 77° 38.376′ W. Marker is near Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on McLaws Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located just past the Maury Monument stop on the driving tour of 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. Birthplace of Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873) ( about 600 feet away, measured in
Marker Along McLaws Drive in front of the Cut image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
2. Marker Along McLaws Drive in front of the Cut
a direct line); Maury House Trail ( about 600 feet away); Matthew Fontaine Maury ( about 700 feet away); Jackson on the Move ( about 700 feet away); Chancellorsville Campaign ( approx. 0.3 miles away); A Region of Gloom ( approx. half a mile away); Catharine Furnace ( approx. half a mile away); Jackson's Flank March ( approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chancellorsville.
 
Regarding About a mile in the distance.... This is one of several markers for the Battle of Chancellorsville along McLaws Drive, Furnace Road, Sickles Drive, and East Jackson Trail, on the east side of the battlefield. See the McLaws's Line to Catharine Furnace Virtual Tour by Markers in the links section for a listing of related markers on the tour.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Chancellorsville. National Parks Service Site. (Submitted on November 16, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. McLaws's Line to Catharine Furnace Virtual Tour by Markers.
View to the North from the Cut image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
3. View to the North from the Cut
The modern buildings described on the marker are now blocked from view by a screen of trees.
Spread across a two mile segment on the east side of the battlefield, this virtual tour by markers covers action from May 1-3, 1863. (Submitted on November 16, 2007, 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 November 16, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,108 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 16, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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