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

Chancellorsville Campaign

 
 
Chancellorsville Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 20, 2000
1. Chancellorsville Campaign Marker
Inscription. May 3-6, 1863. About noon on May 3, Hooker’s army fell back to a new position covering the roads to Ely’s and United States fords. With the center here, the right of his line rested on the Rapidan and the left on the Rappahannock. On May 4, Hooker’s troops along this front, now increased to approximately 75,000, confronted by about 25,000 Confederates, remained inactive, while Lee engaged Sedwick with the remainder of his army at Salem Church, seven miles east. After forcing Sedwick across the Rappahannock, Lee reconcentrated again Hooker. As they slogged through the mud on the morning of May 6, the weary Confederates found that Hooker also had retreated over the river.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 18.695′ N, 77° 38.974′ W. Marker is in Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from Plank Road (Virginia Route 3) east of Bullock Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Chancellorsville Visitor Center, Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9001 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Map of th Chancellorsville Campaign image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
2. Map of th Chancellorsville Campaign
are within walking distance of this marker. Chancellorsville (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Catastrophe (within shouting distance of this marker); A Fatal Reconnaissance (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorializing Jackson's Death (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jackson Monuments (about 300 feet away); Jackson (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chancellorsville.
 
Also see . . .  Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. National Park Service (Submitted on April 4, 2016.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Sign at the entrance to the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 20, 2000
3. Sign at the entrance to the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   2. submitted on April 3, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   3. submitted on April 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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