Chancellorsville

April 30- May 6, 1863 Chancellorsville, Virginia

Confederate Victory

General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia took on General Hooker's Army of the Potomac in Northern Virginia. This is Lee's perfect battle, his risky decision to divide his troops while facing an army double his size resulted in a major victory; however General Stonewall Jackson was injured by friendly fire and died.

Significance to the war

This was one of the bloodiest battles of the war with 30,000 combined casualties. This was a very significant win for the confederacy with a tremendous loss of General Jackson. Chancellorsville was also one of Lee's greatest victories. After this Battle comes the Battle of Raymond and the Seige of Vicksburg.

About the Author

Meagan McCoy