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

Lee Renews the Attack

 
 
Lee Renews the Attack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
1. Lee Renews the Attack Marker
Inscription. Confederate artillery here supported one of the largest infantry attacks of the Civil War. At dawn "Stonewall" Jackson's corps, now led by J.E.B. Stuart, struck the Union line from the west, in the woods to your left-front. At the same time, Lee's forces converged on Hooker from the south and east. The Union army found itself beset on all sides.

For nearly five hours the battle ranged fiercely in the woods around you, as opposing troops attacked, retreated, and attacked again through the brush-choked thickets. It was some of the most stubborn - and bloody - fighting of the war. More than 17,500 men fell in the morning slaughter. At 10 a.m., Hooker ordered a retreat to a new line north of Chancellorsville.
 
Erected by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
 
Location. 38° 18.196′ N, 77° 39.094′ W. Marker is near Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Stuart Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at stop nine of 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 Very Hot Place (here, next to this marker); Hazel Grove
Close Up of the Map image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
2. Close Up of the Map
(within shouting distance of this marker); A Missed Opportunity (within shouting distance of this marker); Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 0.3 miles away); The 27th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brig. Gen. E. F. Paxton, C.S.A. (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. half a mile away); Fairview (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chancellorsville.
 
More about this marker. The lower portion of the marker displays a depiction of the fighting around Hazel Grove and Fairview. On the upper right is a map detailing the tactical situation at 9:00 a.m. on May 3, 1863.
 
Regarding Lee Renews the Attack. 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
Caissons and Limbers at Hazel Grove image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
3. Caissons and Limbers at Hazel Grove
The marker stands in front of a set of Caissons and Limbers at Hazel Grove.
. National Parks Service site. (Submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Hazel Grove - Fairview Virtual Tour by Markers. The Hazel Grove 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
 
Lee Renews the Attack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 18, 2008
4. Lee Renews the Attack Marker
Marker is the one on the left
Confederate Line of Assault image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
5. Confederate Line of Assault
Confederate forces advanced on Fairview through the wooded area to the left.
 
 
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 1,032 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on July 25, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   5. submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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