Battle of Chancellorsville

Location: Chancellorsville, VA (near Fredericksburg)
Dates: April 30 - May 6, 1863
Union Commander:  Joseph Hooker, Major General
Confederate Commander:  Robert E. Lee, General

Battle Summary:
Abraham Lincoln, and the citizens of the United States, were ready for a change.  After a terrible defeat, in front of Marye's Heights, at the battle of Fredericksburg, the army was in disarray on the east bank of the Rappahannock River.  Being further demoralized, in mid-January 1863, while searching out CS General Robert E. Lee's left flank, in what was dubbed the "Mud March," the Army of the Potomac was a shadow of its former self.  More>>>>


Confederate guns at Hazel Grove.

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