Battle of Chancellorsville

By: Amber Meyer

Battle Description

  • Lasted from April 30 - May 6, 1863
  • Major battle of the American Civil War
  • Stonewall Jackson was killed by his own men on the night of May 2nd due to a poor decision to push forward at night time

Location

This battle was located in Chancellorsville, VA

Forces Involved

  • Union

    • 97,000 soldiers

  • Confederate

    • 57,000 soldiers

Outcome

Confederacy victory!

Significance

This battle stopped an attempted flanking movement by Gen. Joseph "Fighting Joe" Hooker. It also resulted in the death of Lt. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.

Commanders of Both Armies

Union

Major General Joseph Hooker

Confederacy

General Robert E. Lee

Casualties

  • Union

    • 14,000

  • Confederacy

    • 10,000
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