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Near Spotsylvania 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. If a balloonist had been high overhead, Jackson's column might have resembled a huge serpent as it wound through the forest. Closer up, it became thousands of marchers in worn battle dress. From this point, they stretched back about six miles to the Lee-Jackson bivouac, followed by a tail of cannon and wagons extending four miles beyond that area. "Old Jack's food cavalry" gratefully trod a road neither too wet or dusty, but the dewy morning turned to hot midday. They would welcome a stream in the dry woodland.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 15.934′ N, 77° 40.886′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Jackson Trail West, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the Jackson Flank March driving loop in the Chancellorsville Battlefield section of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. ľ mile away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign
Chancellorsville Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
2. Chancellorsville Campaign Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lafayette at Corbinís Bridge (approx. 1.4 miles away); Toddís Tavern (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Toddís Tavern (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Toddís Tavern (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania.
 
Regarding Chancellorsville Campaign. This is one of several markers for the Battle of Chancellorsville along the Jackson's Flank March and Attack trail. See the Jackson's Flank March and Attack 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 December 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Jackson's Flank March and Attack Virtual Tour by Markers. This virtual tour covers the
The Woodland Trail image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
3. The Woodland Trail
Looking north from the marker's location, the trail passes through terrain not much different from that passed by Jackson's men.
optional Jackson Flank Trail route of the driving tour and concludes at Jackson's Flank Attack (stop 8) of the driving tour, tracing the route of Jackson's march to deliver the decisive attack of the battle. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 871 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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