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

Civil War Earthworks

 
 
Civil War Earthworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 16, 2008
1. Civil War Earthworks Marker
Inscription. Federal soldiers of the 12th Corps built these earthworks on May 1, 1863. "Stonewall" Jackson's flank attack the following day placed them in Confederate hands. At about 6:00 a.m. on May 3, North Carolinians under William Dorsey Pender and Georgians commanded by Edward L. Thomas left the safety of these trenches to attack the Union line about ½ mile east of here, behind you as you face this sign.
 
Location. 38° 18.735′ N, 77° 39.051′ W. Marker is in Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from Bullock Road. Touch for map. Located at trail stop one on the Chancellorsville History Trail, at the Chancellorsville Battlefield. 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 Wilderness of Spotsylvania County (within shouting distance of this marker); Chancellorsville Campaign (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (about 400 feet away); Memorializing Jackson's Death
Trail Stop One image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 16, 2008
2. Trail Stop One
(about 500 feet away); Jackson (about 500 feet away); Confederate Catastrophe (about 500 feet away); Jackson Monuments (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chancellorsville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Chancellorsville History Trail Virtual Tour by Markers
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Section of Earthworks image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 16, 2008
3. Section of Earthworks
Earthwork Section image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 16, 2008
4. Earthwork Section
Between field fortifications erected during two major campaigns, the Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania National Military Park offers some of the best preserved earthworks in Central Virginia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,475 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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