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

Chancellorsville Campaign

 
 
Chancellorsville Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
1. Chancellorsville Campaign Marker
Inscription. May 2, 1863. Shortly after noon, Sicklesí Corps advanced from the Union right-center to attack the "retreating" Confederates. Posey's and Wright's brigades, part of Lee's holding line, met the advance. A rear guard from Jackson's marching column also dropped back to give battle. Units of Howard's XI Corps and Slocum's XII Corps reinforced Sickles, increasing his strength to 20,000 men but weakening the Federal line which Jackson was moving to strike. Fighting continued throughout the day and into the night.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 17.329′ N, 77° 38.713′ W. Marker is near Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of McLaws Drive and Sickles Drive, on the right when traveling south on McLaws Drive. Touch for map. Located between tour stops five and six on the driving tour of 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 Region of Gloom (approx. 0.2 miles away); Catharine Furnace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jackson's Flank March (approx.
Chancellorsville Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
2. Chancellorsville Campaign Marker
0.2 miles away); About a mile in the distance... (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873) (approx. 0.4 miles away); Maury House Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Matthew Fontaine Maury (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jackson on the Move (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chancellorsville.
 
Regarding Chancellorsville Campaign. 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 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. General Sickles' Report. In discussing the losses of his command at the battle, Sickles would report, "It is a consolation to know that they and their noble associates among the dead
Confederate Gunpit - Anderson's Division image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
3. Confederate Gunpit - Anderson's Division
Just to the east of the marker are remains of a gun emplacement used by Anderson's Confederate division defending this segment of the lines.
did not fall unrevenged, for in the loss of Jackson and Hill, and the flower of the rebel army on Saturday and Sunday, the enemy learned to respect the prowess of the Third Army Corps."
(Submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. McLaws's Line to Catharine Furnace Virtual Tour by Markers. 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 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confederate Trenches - Posey's Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
4. Confederate Trenches - Posey's Line
The defensive line set by Posey's Confederate Brigade defending against Sickles' advance were just across the road from the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,121 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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