Chancellorsville

By Claire Morrison

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The Battle of Chancellorsville

The Battle of Chancellorsville had a very surprising result. A Confederate General named Robert E. Lee was known for being very unpredictable, and this battle is a prime example. The Union's army was nearly twice the size of the Confederate army, and still the Robert E. Lee risked splitting up, which was against all common knowledge. General Robert E. Lee ordered for "Stonewall" Jackson to curve all the way around the Unions troops to slow them down, and he barely made it. When the Union troops and Major General Joseph Hooker made to Chancellorsville, General Robert E. Lee was ready and waiting. They fought for seven days and eventually the Confederates won.

Key Points

• Confederate victory

• "Stonewall" Jackson died

• took place at Chancellorsville, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia

•lasted 7 days, from April 30-May 6, 1863

•The principal commanders: *Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker for the Union

*Gen. Robert E. Lee and Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson for the Confederates

Connection

"Stonewall" Jackson was a general in the Battle of Chancellorsville, and he died from friendly fire during the battle.
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Work Cited

"7 Things You May Not Know About the Battle of Chancellorsville." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 30 Apr. 2013. Web. 14 Mar. 2014. http://www.easybib.com/cite/view




United States. National Park Service. "Battle Summary: Chancellorsville, VA." National Parks Service. U.S. Department of the Interior, n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2014. http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va032.htm



"Battle of Chancellorsville." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2014. http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/battle-of-chancellorsville



United States. National Park Service. "The Battle of Chancellorsville." National Parks Service. U.S. Department of the Interior, 09 Mar. 2014. Web. 14 Mar. 2014.

http://www.nps.gov/frsp/chist.htm



Council on Foreign Relations. Council on Foreign Relations, n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2014. <http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/chancellorsville.html?tab=facts>