Battle of Chancellorsville - 1863Confronted by overwhelming numbers, Confederate forces fell back from Chancellorsville (three and a half miles in front of you) and established a defensive position here on April 30. General Robert E. Lee instructed Richard H. Anderson, who commanded this line, to "?Set your spades to work as vigorously as possible." Anderson did just that. With 9,100 men, he constructed a line of earthworks along Mine Road, which ran southeast from U.S. Ford, stretched across Orange Turnpike and Orange Plank Road, and then the crossed grade of the unfinished railroad to the south. Having thus covered all westerly approached from Chancellorsville, Anderson awaited reinforcements.
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|Date Added||Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 6:06am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 275079 N 4241528|
|Decimal Degrees||38.29366667, -77.57190000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 17.62', W 77° 34.314'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 17' 37.20" N, 77° 34' 18.84" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5875 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22407, US|
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