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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 3, 1863 - Battle cries break the stillness of the dawn as 25,000 Confederate soldiers move up through the dark woods on both sides of the Plank Road to attack the Union position guarding Fairview heights, 800 yards to the east. Leading them in place of the wounded Stonwall Jackson was Lee's 30-year-old cavalry chief, 'Jeb' Stuart. By 10:50 a.m. after a fierce struggle, Fairview had fallen and Hooker's men were pushed back past Chancellorsville to a defensive line from which they would retreat across the river on May 5. Lee was then free to boldly strike out North toward Gettysburg.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 18.618′ N, 77° 39.078′ W. Marker is near Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Stuart Drive and Plank Road / Germania Highway (Virginia Highway 3), on the left when traveling south on Stuart Drive. Touch for map. Located just to the north of Hazel Grove, stop nine 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. Jackson ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Chancellorsville Campaign marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 10, 2007
2. Chancellorsville Campaign marker
Brig. Gen. E. F. Paxton, C.S.A. ( about 400 feet away); Jackson Monuments ( about 400 feet away); Memorializing Jackson's Death ( about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign ( about 400 feet away); Confederate Catastrophe ( about 500 feet away); A Fatal Reconnaissance ( about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign ( about 700 feet 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 at Hazel Grove and Fairview, the central part of the battle. See the Hazel Grove - Fairview Virtual Tour by Markers in the links section for a listing of related markers on the tour.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Chancellorsville. National Park Service site. (Submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Hazel Grove - Fairview Virtual Tour by Markers. The Hazel Grove
Marker Along Stuart Drive image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
3. Marker Along Stuart Drive
and Fairview portions of the battlefield (stops nine and ten on the driving tour of the battlefield). Markers along this tour include those on Stuart and Slocum Drives. (Submitted on November 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
From Hazel Grove Looking at Fairview image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
4. From Hazel Grove Looking at Fairview
During the fighting described on the marker, Confederate forces attacking from the foreground pressed Federal forces off the high terrain in the background.
 
 
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 1,263 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on November 20, 2007, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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