First Day at Chancellorsville

First Day at Chancellorsville (HM7CW)

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

N 38° 17.73', W 77° 35.339'

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The Confederate Flank Attack

The enemy were in force in my immediate front... the country was favorable for a flank attack."
- Gen. Lafayette McLaws

"Flanked!" one of the most feared words in any army. It meant that the enemy positioned upon the end of your line could fire down its length while only a few of your troops could fire back.

From where you now stand, Confederate forces under Gen. Lafayette McLaws poured a devastating fire into the Union troops. McLaws's job was to hold the Federals in his front while his commander, Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, "would endeavor to gain the rear of the enemy." Jackson did just that. Troops from Gen. Robert E. Rodes's division, advancing with Jackson on the Plank Road, wheeled to the right, crashed through the thick woods, and bore down on the Union flank - a preview of what Jackson would achieve on a much larger scale the next day.
HM NumberHM7CW
Series This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series
Year Placed2008
Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 10:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 273591 N 4241773
Decimal Degrees38.29550000, -77.58898333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.73', W 77° 35.339'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 43.80" N, 77° 35' 20.34" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6067-6089 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22407, US
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