Major Delancey Floyd-Jones
—17 oﬃcers 360 enlisted —During the Chancellorsville Campaign, the 1st Battalion, 11th United States Infantry formed a part of Colonel Sidney Burbank's 2nd Brigade, Major General George Syke's 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps. Advancing eastward along the Orange Turnpike, Syke's division opened the Battle of Chancellorsville here on the morning of May 1, 1863. The 11th United Staes Infantry advanced on the left of Syke's line and drove Confederate skirmishers across Mott's Run to this ridgeline, taking 30 prisoners along the way. Here Confederate resistance stiffened, and the 11th Infantry engaged in a deadly firefight. The battalion returned volley for volley with the enemy and steadfastly and stubbornly held its ground against increasing odds. In the early afternoon, General Sykes received orders to abandon the advance and return to Chancellorsville. The regiment's loss in this engagement on May 1, 1863 numbered 28 men.
|Placed By||16th Infantry Regiment Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, January 8th, 2018 at 10:02am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 273519 N 4241808|
|Decimal Degrees||38.29580000, -77.58981667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 17.748', W 77° 35.389'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 17' 44.88" N, 77° 35' 23.34" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6067-6089 VA-3, Fredericksburg VA 22407, US|
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