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

Chancellorsville Clearing

 
 
Chancellorsville Clearing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
1. Chancellorsville Clearing Marker
Inscription. Vicious fighting surged back and forth across this large clearing on the morning of May 3. From here, you can clearly see the two key Union positions; Fairview, to your right front near the brick wall of the Chancellor Cemetery; and the Chancellorsville Inn site to your left front. The Confederates renewed their advance across the scene of their earlier success while three additional Southern brigades extended the Confederate line across the Turnpike. In this vicinity, the 5th Maine Battery joined other artillery and Union infantry to repulse again the Confederate assaults. The flag of the 5th Alabama was captured on earthworks near the Chancellorsville Inn. This probably is the banner displayed in the Chancellorsville Visitors Center.
 
Location. 38° 18.598′ N, 77° 38.161′ W. Marker is in Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Plank Road / Germania Highway (State Highway 3) and Elys Ford Road (County Route 610), on the right when traveling west on Plank Road / Germania Highway. Touch for map. Located at stop three of the driving tour of Chancellorsville Battlefield, on a walking trail across the open field to the west of the Inn site. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Chancellorsville Clearing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
2. Chancellorsville Clearing Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Chancellorsville (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Chancellorsville Intersection (about 400 feet away); Climactic Struggle (about 500 feet away); Lee's Greatest Triumph (about 500 feet away); Chancellorsville (about 500 feet away); Civilians in the Crossfire (about 600 feet away); The Chancellor Slaves (about 600 feet away); Chancellorsville Home of Mrs. Sanford Chancellor (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chancellorsville.
 
Regarding Chancellorsville Clearing. This is one of several markers for the Battle of Chancellorsville at the Chancellorsville Intersection, scene of considerable fighting in the battle. See the Chancellorsville Intersection 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 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Chancellorsville Intersection Virtual Tour by Markers. The Chancellorsville Intersection portion of the battlefield (stop three on the driving tour of the battlefield) includes markers at the intersection of the historic Plank and Ely's Ford Roads. Considerable
From the Marker Looking toward Fairview image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
3. From the Marker Looking toward Fairview
fighting occurred here on May 3, 1863. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
From the Marker Looking toward the Chancellorsville Inn Site image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
4. From the Marker Looking toward the Chancellorsville Inn Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,114 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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