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It’s been called “Lee’s Greatest Victory.” Why? And exactly why was it “all downhill for the Confederacy” after Chancellorsville? Chris Mackowski and Kris White continue their conversation about the high tide of the Confederacy on the Emerging Civil War Podcast!
There had been enough excitement and confusion for one evening. The flank attack had been a smashing success, but darkness, thick trees, and undergrowth slowed the Confederate advance and disorganized their battle lines. General Jackson seemed somewhat irritated, wanting to … Continue reading
“At 5 o’clock in the morning, the enemy attacked us in force, and, after a very severe fight by our men, the Federal line began to fall back. From the first moment I learned the position of the enemy, I … Continue reading
Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Nathan Varnold As a park guide working for the National Park Service, it is nearly impossible to tell a story of Chancellorsville without mentioning the dominating figure Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson. His legend … Continue reading
General, The enemy has made a stand at Chancellors’s which is about 2 miles from Chancellorsville. I hope as soon as practicable to attack. I trust that an Ever Kind Providence will bless us with great success. Respectfully, T.J. Jackson … Continue reading
It’s a dilemma. We have a lot of articles about Chancellorsville in our archives and a two-part podcast about the battle. How can we share the most? So…for the additional resources for Part 1, we’ve tried to divide the articles. … Continue reading
We don’t mean to rush the weeks away, but…the beginning days of May will mark the anniversary of the Battle of Chancellorsville. Chris Mackowski and Kris White start a two-part conversation about the high tide of the Confederacy on the … Continue reading
Let’s play with a “what if” scenario… What if Lee had been wounded at Chancellorsville instead of Jackson?
Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Rob Wilson Part Two: “I don’t know how I escaped” Click here to go to Part One of this article. The Yankees were fairly full of themselves when the May 2 fighting wound … Continue reading
Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Rob Wilson Part One: A “most splendid affair” at Catharine Furnace On May 2, 1863, the day that Lt. General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson was mortally wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville, his … Continue reading