Near Chancellorsville in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The earliest known grave in the cemetery dates to 1812. By 1860 there were at least six Chancellors interred here. Today there are 25 headstones - all of them dating after the Civil War. The brick wall surrounding the cemetery replaced a white picket fence that stood here in 1863.
Erected by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
Location. 38° 18.433′ N, 77° 38.59′ W. Marker is near Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from Berry-Paxton Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at Fairview, stop ten of the driving tour of Chancellorsville Battlefield. The marker is also at stop five of the Hazel Grove-Fairview walking trail. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Ordeal of the Wounded (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairview (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Duel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fairview (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Impact (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); High Drama, Human Tragedy (about 300 feet away); Collis Zouaves (approx. 0.2 miles away); The 27th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chancellorsville.
More about this marker. The background of the marker is a photograph "taken from the Orange Plank Road, 600 yards ahead of you, ca. 1876" with the Chancellor Cemetery in the background. A map of the area is on the upper right of the marker showing "Chancellorsville, Hazel Grove, and Fairview all burned during the war; Dowdall's Tavern was gone by 1869. Only Forest Hall still stands."
Regarding Chancellor Cemetery. 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 . . .
Battle of Chancellorsville. National Park Service site. (Submitted on November 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Hazel Grove - Fairview Walking Trail. A one mile walk through the scene of the heavy fighting on May 2-3, 1863. (Submitted on November 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. 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.)
4. Tour of Fairview at Chancellorsville. This Robert Koch page offers photos of the Fairview site prior to clearing done in the last ten years. The text for the older NPS marker was transcribed from photos on his site. (Submitted on December 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
5. Old Chancellor Cemetery Marker. Civil War Album link to a photo of the original marker. (Submitted on December 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
1. Older National Park Service Marker
An older 1960s or 70s era marker stood near the location of this current marker. It read:
The marker was a standard type used by the park in that era - about three feet high, aluminum construction, with a brown background and white lettering. The lettering was not raised, but rather painted on.
— Submitted December 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,500 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6. submitted on December 3, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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