Climactic Struggle

Climactic Struggle (HM1XZ)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Buy Virginia State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 38° 18.546', W 77° 38.089'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
On the morning of May 3, 1863, more than 17,500 men fell killed or wounded in the woods and fields around you - one man shot every second for five hours. Entrenched Union lines in front of you collapsed, and the Confederates surged forward to seize the Chancellorsville intersection. Some 25 Union cannons in this clearing made a valiant effort to cover the retreat, but they were soon smothered in a Confederate crossfire.

Major William H. Stewart of the 61st Virginia Infantry recalled the confusion and horror of that morning:
"The Chancellor house was enveloped in flames .... Men everywhere were seen to be in the agonies of death, some of these grappling the earth to draw their broken forms from the range of the searching flames. On both sides of the road were scattered loaves of bread, empty haversacks and cartridge boxes... hundreds of knapsacks...thousands of muskets...."
HM NumberHM1XZ
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 2:21pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 269625 N 4243396
Decimal Degrees38.30910000, -77.63481667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 18.546', W 77° 38.089'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 18' 32.76" N, 77° 38' 5.34" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8801 Elys Ford Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22407, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. This markers needs some tags to help categorize the marker
  3. What historical period does the marker represent?
  4. What historical place does the marker represent?
  5. What type of marker is it?
  6. What class is the marker?
  7. What style is the marker?
  8. Does the marker have a number?
  9. What year was the marker erected?
  10. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  11. This marker needs at least one picture.
  12. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  13. Is the marker in the median?