— The Battle of Chancellorsville —The Civil War had entered its third year, and the Army of the Potomac was again on the march. Led by its new commander, "Fighting Joe" Hooker, the 134,000-man Union juggernaut crossed the Rappahannock River beyond Lee's left flank on April 28, 1863, and descended upon a former country inn known as Chancellorsville. Although reduced to just 60,000 men, Lee responded with his accustomed audacity, attacking Hooker here in the gloomy thickets of the Wilderness.
|Placed By||Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - Dept. of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 4:20am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 268372 N 4243693|
|Decimal Degrees||38.31145000, -77.64923333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 18.687', W 77° 38.954'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 18' 41.22" N, 77° 38' 57.24" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 12931-12963 Bullock Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22407, US|
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