Chancellorsville Campaign

Chancellorsville Campaign (HM20Q)

Location: Spotsylvania, VA 22553 Spotsylvania County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 16.867', W 77° 38.768'

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May 2, 1863. Having lost the Furnace, the 23rd Georgia Regiment established a new line here in the bed of the Unfinished Railroad. Other troops reinforced the position. During late afternoon, while Jackson's front lines were hitting the Federal right, the rearguard Confederates fell back according to orders. Colonel Best, however, received the word too late. Although he and a few of his men escaped, the bulk of the 23rd Georgia was captured. This railroad then comprised a series of graded sections without tracks. Finished later, from Fredericksburg to Orange Court House, it ceased operation in 1938, except for a spur at Fredericksburg.
HM NumberHM20Q
Placed ByUnited States Department of the Interior - National Park Service
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 4:00pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 268546 N 4240318
Decimal Degrees38.28111667, -77.64613333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 16.867', W 77° 38.768'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 16' 52.02" N, 77° 38' 46.08" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11671-11699 Jackson Trail E, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US
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