Chancellorsville (HM6VY)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22407
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N 38° 18.687', W 77° 38.954'

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— The Battle of Chancellorsville —

The Civil War had entered its third year, and the Army of the Potomac was again on the march. Led by its new commander, "Fighting Joe" Hooker, the 134,000-man Union juggernaut crossed the Rappahannock River beyond Lee's left flank on April 28, 1863, and descended upon a former country inn known as Chancellorsville. Although reduced to just 60,000 men, Lee responded with his accustomed audacity, attacking Hooker here in the gloomy thickets of the Wilderness.

Four days of pitched battle followed, in which Lee outmaneuvered and outfought his opponent, ultimately forcing him to retreat. It was the Southern leader's greatest triumph of the war, but it came at great cost. On May 10, 1863, his top general, Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, died of wounds received in the battle. Without Jackson to carry out his plans, Lee never again achieved such stunning success.
HM NumberHM6VY
Year Placed2008
Placed ByFredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - Dept. of the Interior
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 4:20am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 268372 N 4243693
Decimal Degrees38.31145000, -77.64923333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 18.687', W 77° 38.954'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 18' 41.22" N, 77° 38' 57.24" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12931-12963 Bullock Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22407, US
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