First Day at Chancellorsville

First Day at Chancellorsville (HM7D2)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Country: United States of America

N 38° 17.911', W 77° 36.048'

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Retreat Over Mott's Run

"The road, the woods, and fields on either side, over which the enemy retired, were strewn with knapsacks, blankets, overcoats, and many other valuable articles."
- Gen. Paul Semmes, CSA

Union Gen. George Sykes, simultaneously flanked out of his position and ordered by Gen. Joseph Hooker to withdraw to Chancellorsville, called for a retreat. One soldier described the movement over the little brook in front of you then known as Mott's Run, but today called Lick Run:
"At this moment our regimental commander, Capt. [Salem S.] Marsh, faced around on his horse, and holding his sword aloft, shouted, 'Steady there, boys; don't run!' But as he uttered the last words a bullet struck him and he fell from his horse dead."
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HM NumberHM7D2
Series This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 5:38am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 272567 N 4242137
Decimal Degrees38.29851667, -77.60080000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.911', W 77° 36.048'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 54.66" N, 77° 36' 2.88" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900-998 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22407, US
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