Chancellorsville Home of Mrs. Sanford Chancellor

Chancellorsville Home of Mrs. Sanford Chancellor (HM1RG3)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22407 Spotsylvania County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 18.525', W 77° 38.08'

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In the spring of 1863, Chancellorsville was the home of Mrs. Sanford Chancellor and seven of her children. The old inn hosted a steady flow of Southern military men as soldiers and officers from Lee's army stopped to pay their compliments to Mrs. Chancellor's six unmarried daughters. As late as April 29, Generals J.E.B. Stuart, Richard Anderson, William Mahone, and Carnot Posey enjoyed the hospitality of the house while discussing ways to thwart the imminent Union advance. The tide of battle crested around Chancellorsville on May 3 and Confederate artillery fire forced the Federals who utilized the building as army headquarters to fall back closer to the river. Col. Joseph Dickerson of General Hookers staff remembered the civilians huddled to the basement and ushered them to safety behind the Union lines as a hail of shot and shell destroyed the dwellings in their wake. Chancellorsville which had been built in four segments before the war was partially rebuilt in 1870, but this reconstruction burned in 1927. Archeologists located foundations of the ante-bellum structure in 1976.
HM NumberHM1RG3
Placed ByNational Park Service, US Department of Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 4th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 269637 N 4243356
Decimal Degrees38.30875000, -77.63466667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 18.525', W 77° 38.08'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 18' 31.5" N, 77° 38' 4.8" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8840 Elys Ford Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22407, US
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