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Battle of Chancellorsville

Often considered the tactical masterpiece of Confederate General Robert E. Lee during the Civil War, the Battle of Chancellorsville was fought April 30 through May 6, 1863, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Chancellorsville itself amounted to little more than a tavern and farmstead. Lee gambled at Chancellorsville, dividing his forces in the face of the larger Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by General Joseph Hooker. Lee detached Stonewall Jackson and a substantial force on a circuitous flanking march while holding positions to Hooker’s front. Jackson attacked the exposed right flank of Union Army and routed it. Chancellorsville was a great victory for the Confederacy, but it came at a terrible cost. Jackson was wounded by friendly fire on the evening of May 2 and died of pneumonia 10 days later, depriving the South of one of its most capable commanders.



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