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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. "Stonewall" Jackson's way here was a woodland road west of and parallel to the Brock Road. This park trail approximates the old appearance. No tar, asphalt, or cement highway existed in the 1860's. Even the best of that time, the stone turnpikes and plank roads, were inferior to present day gravel roads maintained by modern machinery. The trench remains here are part of the Federal line in the Wilderness operations of May 1864, a year after Jackson's march.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 17.093′ N, 77° 41.628′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Jackson Trail West, on the left 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. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign ( approx. 0.9 miles away);
Chancellorsville Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
2. Chancellorsville Campaign Marker
The Vermont Brigade ( approx. 1.3 miles away); Echoes Homeward ( approx. 1.4 miles away); Hell Itself ( approx. 1.4 miles away); The Climax ( approx. 1.4 miles away); Valuable Crossroads ( approx. 1.4 miles away); No Turning Back ( 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 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
Federal Trenches from the 1864 Campaign image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
3. Federal Trenches from the 1864 Campaign
The trenches next to the marker are not the massive structures seen at other battle sites such as Petersburg. These were entrenchments made rapidly at the time of the battle, typically shallow enough to cover the line of men laying prone. Time has eroded the works, but the traces remain. With three different major battles and untold numbers of movements through the region, traces like this are common throughout Spotsylvania County.
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 804 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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