Chancellorsville, 1863 – Robert E. Lee’s Greatest Battle – American Civil War


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📢 Narrated by David McCallion

🚩 Many thanks to Professor Andrew J. Mitchell for his excellent research and writing.

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Battle of Fredericksburg–the Army o.t. Potomac crossing the Rappahannock in the morning of Dec. 13′ 1862, under t. comd. of Gen’s Burnside, Sumner, Hooker & Franklin – Prints and Photographs Division/Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (digital file no. LC-USZC4-1757)

Battle of Fredericksburg, Va. Dec 13th 1862 – LC-DIG-pga-06131 (digital file from original item) LC-USZC4-3365 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZ62-1649 (b&w film copy neg.)

📚 Sources:
Gary Gallagher, Chancellorsville: The Battle & Its Aftermath. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996).

T. Glenn Pait and Matthew Helton, “The crippled brain that prolonged the Civil War: General Joseph Hooker’s concussions at Chancellorsville.” Journal of Neurosurgery. 53: 3. (September 2002),

Stephen W. Sears, Chancellorsville. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996).

Carl Smith, Chancellorsville: Jackson’s Lightning Strike. (Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2004).

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  1. Love historical battles and strategies. Lee and Stonewall were both great leaders and United States veterans.

    Stonewall should also be praised for giving black people an education. A major thing to do.

    Lee should be praised for also criticizing and wanting slavery to end. Another great thing to love about these military geniuses and us veterans

  2. General Lee sure won his greatest battle here…. but it cost him an arm… his strong right arm that is…. in General "Stonewall" Jackson… from this point on, this is where he literally won the battle only to lose the war

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