The Battle of ChancellorsvilleLong after the Civil War, Sergeant Rice Bull of the 123rd New York Volunteers remembered the early morning hours of May 3, 1863. "Never was there a more beautiful sunrise," he wrote, "not a cloud in the sky. It was an ideal Sunday morning, warm and fair. It seemed to me like sacrilege that such a sacred day should be used by men to kill and maim each other." Yet kill they did. In five house of fighting, more than 17,500 soldiers were killed, wounded, or captured—one soldier for every second of combat. It was perhaps the bloodiest morning in America's history.
|Placed By||Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park|
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|Date Added||Monday, January 8th, 2018 at 10:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 268099 N 4243223|
|Decimal Degrees||38.30715000, -77.65220000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 18.429', W 77° 39.132'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 18' 25.74" N, 77° 39' 7.9199999999999" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Stuart Dr, Spotsylvania Courthouse VA 22553, US|
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