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The Battle of Chancellorsville

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  1. The Battle of Chancellorsville Brian Lewis 7th Period http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/76/Battle_of_Chancellorsville.png

  2. Important Info • Fought from April 30 to May 6, 1863. • Battle fought in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, near the village of Chancellorsville. • Union General: Joseph Hooker • Confederate General: Robert E. Lee • Lee won the battle by dividing the confederate army into two parts. • Battle known as Lee’s “perfect battle”. http://www.nndb.com/people/930/000049783/

  3. Important Info Continued • When Lee split the army he left 1/5 of it in Fredericksburg and took the rest to confront the Union’s marching army. • When Hooker figured out that there was more and more confederate resistance he told the troops to concentrate on Chancellorsville. • Stonewall Jackson was mortally wounded on a night attack by one of his own men, so General J.E.B. Stuart took temporary control of Jackson’s Troops. • On May 3, 1863 the Confederates launched an attack and broke the Union line. • On May 4-6 Hooker withdrew this troops to cross the Rappahannock at Banks's Ford.

  4. Casualties • Union Casualties • 1,606 killed • Wounded: 9,672 • Captured/Missing: 5,919 • Total: 17,197 • Confederate Casualties • Killed: 1,665 • Wounded: 9,081 • Captured/missing: 2,018 • Total: 13,303

  5. Sources http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chancellorsville http://www.nndb.com/people/930/000049783/ http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va032.htm http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/76/Battle_of_Chancellorsville.png The End!