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Battle of Chancellorsville

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  1. Battle of Chancellorsville • Who- Chancellorsville, Major General John Sedgwick vs. Army of Northern Virginia, General Robert E. Lee • “On April 27, General Joseph Hooker led the V, XI, and XII Corps on a campaign to turn the Confederate left flank by crossing the Rappahannock, and Rapidan Rivers above Fredericksburg. • May 1st there was an initial attack. • May 2nd was phase one and they flanked. • May 3rd Stewart's Advance. • May 4th they were abandoned. • May 5th there was a storm • After May 5th there was no victory.

  2. Overall view • “On April 27, General Joseph Hooker led the V, XI, and XII Corps on a campaign to turn the Confederate left flank by crossing the Rappahannock, and Rapidan Rivers above Fredericksburg. • The War of Chancellorsville took place in the Eastern Theater. • The battle of Chancellorsville was the second turning point after the battle at Gettysburg. • Army of Northern Virginia, under Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Thomas J. Jackson. Under Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker. • The battle of occurred on April 30th to May 6th 1863. In Chancellorsville, Virginia. • They had a bloody conflict and it resulted in war. • President Lincoln replaced Burnside with a new commander Joseph Hooker.

  3. Soldiers • About 3, 271 soldiers died while they were fighting in the battle. • For the Union about 17,200 soldiers were wounded or missing. • For the Confederate about 12,800 were wounded or missing.

  4. Battle Commanders • The Prominent General was Major General John Sedgwick. • Also General Joseph Hooker who led the Corps to the campaign.

  5. Map of Chancellorsville Before  After 