Chancellorsville Campaign

Chancellorsville Campaign (HM21G)

Location: Spotsylvania, VA 22553 Spotsylvania County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 17.292', W 77° 41.822'

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May 2, 1863. The head of Jackson's column reached this point about 12:30 p.m. Eight miles away, the rear , under fire of Federal guns, was closing up near the Catharine Furnace. Jackson planned to turn the column right onto the Plank Road (1 mile ahead). Then General Fitzhugh Lee came galloping south. While the troops rested, the young cavalryman and Jackson advanced to a hill on the Plank Road from which Lee showed him that the Federal right was extended too far west to be outflanked by the chosen route. Quickly changing plans, Jackson continued his march along the Brock Road to the Orange Turnpike. There he turned and swept eastward against the unsuspecting foe.
HM NumberHM21G
Placed ByUnited States Department of the Interior - National Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 7:24pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264116 N 4241233
Decimal Degrees38.28820000, -77.69703333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.292', W 77° 41.822'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 17.52" N, 77° 41' 49.32" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11722-11798 Jackson Trail W, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US
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