Chancellorsville Campaign: January-May 1863

chancellorsvilleThe battle of Chancellorsville, fought in the spring of 1863 in Virginia’s Piedmont region, pitted a powerful Union Army under its newly appointed commander, Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, against a significantly smaller but well-led Confederate force under General Robert E. Lee.  In the end, it was Lee and his chief subordinate, Maj. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, who achieved what many histo­rians have called the South’s greatest victory during the American Civil War. The Chancellorsville Campaign.


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