Jackson Attacks

Jackson Attacks (HM21N)

Location: Spotsylvania, VA 22553 Spotsylvania County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 19.019', W 77° 41.134'

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The Battle of Chancellorsville

"You can go forward then." With those words "Stonewall" Jackson unleashed one of the most famous and successful attacks of the Civil War. On the afternoon of May 2, 1862, Jackson led 30,000 men of his Second Corps to a point just beyond the Union army's right flank, located in this vicinity. He deployed his men astride the Orange Turnpike (modern Route 3) in three lines of battle, each one-half mile or more in length.

Two hours before sunset, Jackson struck. As his men struggled through the tangled woods, they drove deer, rabbits, and turkeys ahead of them. The frightened animals bounded into the Union camps, causing the Northern soldiers to cheer. Their merriment quickly turned to fear as the Confederates stormed out of the woods screaming the Rebel Yell. Jackson was upon them!
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HM NumberHM21N
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Placed ByFredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, National Park Service, US Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 6:20am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 265212 N 4244398
Decimal Degrees38.31698333, -77.68556667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.019', W 77° 41.134'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 1.14" N, 77° 41' 8.04" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8301-8307 Winfield Oaks Dr, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US
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