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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 2-3, 1863. In this vicinity, holding Hooker's original center, Slocum's Corps curved northwestward (reader's right rear) to form an interior line behind Howard's Corps. When Jackson smashed Howard, Slocum's western line fell also. The rest of Slocum's position held, however, and from this area a new Federal right was run northward. Thus, on May 3, Slocum's right fought Jackson's Corps, while his left engaged Lee's holding force to the south. Slocum was driven back toward the Rappahannock during the morning of May 3.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 18.042′ N, 77° 38.803′ W. Marker is near Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Sickles Drive and Slocum Drive, on the right when traveling north on Sickles Drive. Touch for map. 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. The 27th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Missed Opportunity (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lee Renews the Attack (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Very Hot Place
Chancellorsville Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
2. Chancellorsville Campaign Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Hazel Grove (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Union Center (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fairview (approx. half a mile away); Ordeal of the Wounded (approx. half a mile 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 18, 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
 
West from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
3. West from the Marker
Looking to the west, the original line of Slocum's Corps extended in this direction. Portions of the original earthworks still exist, but many were lost to development and the impoundments of nearby lakes.
Section of Federal Earthworks image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
4. Section of Federal Earthworks
Earthworks run parallel on the south side of Slocum Drive. These were portions built prior to Jackson's attack.
 
 
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 1,012 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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