The Battle of ChancellorsvilleCivil war combat rarely continued after dark, but on the night of May 2, 1863, desperation and fear filled these gloomy woods. At midnight, about 3,000 Union soldiers of Brigadier General David B. Birney's division moved through these woods, intent on retaking the Orange Plank Road and re-establishing contact with the rest of the Union army. In this area, Birney's men collided with skirmishers of General James Lane's North Carolina brigade.
|Placed By||Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, January 8th, 2018 at 10:02am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 268105 N 4243243|
|Decimal Degrees||38.30733333, -77.65213333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 18.44', W 77° 39.128'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 18' 26.4" N, 77° 39' 7.68" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Stuart Dr, Spotsylvania Courthouse VA 22553, US|
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