Tag Archives: Battle of Chancellorsville

From the Stone Wall to a Shad Bake

This is another post in the series “Tales From the Tombstone.” George Edward Pickett was ecstatic on the morning of July 3, 1863. His division, which had missed the fighting at Chancellorsville in May and had been way in the rear … Continue reading

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West of the Bloody Wheatfield: The140th Pennsylvania at Gettysburg-Part 1

The actions in the fields around Gettysburg Pennsylvania, on July 2nd, 1863, indelibly etched the scenes of carnage into the American psyche. Hill’s with the names of Little Round Top, Culp’s Hill and Cemetery Hill witnessed the terrible human drama … Continue reading

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The Season of Battles: Perspectives on the 1863 Campaigns

This year marks the 150th Anniversaries of some of the Civil War’s most iconic engagements. The sesquicentennial of Chancellorsville and Stonewall Jackson’s death has just passed, while the Vicksburg and Gettysburg commemorations are in the future, followed by Chickamauga. Yet … Continue reading

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Laid to Rest in Lexington

On May 15, 1863—150 years ago today—Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was laid to rest in his beloved Shenandoah Valley. He had died five days previously and, since his death, his remains had traveled from Guinea Station down to Richmond … Continue reading

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Misty Morning at Hazel Grove

The Hazel Grove/Fairview clearing on the Chancellorsville Battlefield.

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Where Did Joe Hooker Lose the Battle of Chancellorsville?

One hundred and fifty years ago today, the Army of the Potomac sat safely on the north side of the Rappahannock River after being manhandled by the Army of Northern Virginia during the battle of Chancellorsville. As my colleague Kris … Continue reading

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Chancellorsville’s Forgotten Front at Civil War Monitor

Civil War Monitor is featuring today an excerpt from Chancellorsville’s Forgotten Front: The Battles of Second Fredericksburg and Salem Church by ECW’s Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White: It’s easy to miss what remains of the Salem Church battlefield, and … Continue reading

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“Never was there a more beautiful sunrise…” The Battles for Fairview and Hazel Grove, Conclusion

The fourth in a four-part miniseries. The following is the text from Elizabeth “Beth” Parnicza’s 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Chancellorsville tour covering the action of May 3rd, 1863, in the area between Hazel Grove and Fairview. Adding to … Continue reading

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“Never was there a more beautiful sunrise…” The Battles for Fairview and Hazel Grove, Part Three

The third in a four-part miniseries. The following is the text from Elizabeth “Beth” Parnicza’s 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Chancellorsville tour covering the action of May 3rd, 1863, in the area between Hazel Grove and Fairview. Ramseur led … Continue reading

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“Never was there a more beautiful sunrise…” The Battles for Fairview and Hazel Grove, Part Two

The second in a four-part miniseries. The following is the text from Elizabeth “Beth” Parnicza’s 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Chancellorsville tour covering the action of May 3rd, 1863, in the area between Hazel Grove and Fairview. The Federals … Continue reading

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