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The Battle of Chancellorsville: April 30 th – May 6 th 1863. The A merican Civil War Mr. Contipodero. The Basics: Union. Army of the Potomac = 133,868 Commander: Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker 17,197 Casualties Disastrous battle for the Union!. The Basics: Confederacy.

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The battle of chancellorsville april 30 th may 6 th 1863

The Battle of Chancellorsville: April 30th – May 6th 1863

The American Civil War

Mr. Contipodero


The basics union
The Basics: Union

  • Army of the Potomac = 133,868

  • Commander: Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker

  • 17,197 Casualties

  • Disastrous battle for the Union!


The basics confederacy
The Basics: Confederacy

  • Army of Northern Virginia

  • 60,892

  • Commander: Gen. Robert E. Lee

  • 13,303 casualties

  • “Lee’s Greatest Victory”


How it began
How It Began…

  • Hooker took over as Commander of the Army of the Potomac

    • Increased morale … “Fighting Joe Hooker!”

  • Hooker left sizable army at Fredericksburg to fight Lee

  • Other Union forces converged west

  • Cavalry went forward to Richmond


Meet at chancellorsville
Meet at Chancellorsville

  • The Cavalry had failed

  • Hooker was left with no alerts of Lee’s movements

  • Troops in the wilderness at Chancellorsville


Strategy
Strategy

  • 115,000 (Union) vs. 60,000 (Confederate)

    • Hooker thought Lee would retreat

  • Lee divided Army

    • One part to defend Fredericksburg

    • Another to deal with Hooker


Lee s right arm gone
Lee’s “Right Arm”…Gone!

  • “Stonewall” Jackson marched the bulk of the army west

    • Exposed the right flank of the Federals

    • Dangerous march

    • Routed the Federals while at camp

    • Jackson was accidently shot by one of his men

    • Jackson died 8 days later


More warfare
More Warfare

  • General J.E.B. Stuart took over for Jackson

  • Federal troops broke through at Fredericksburg

  • Lee refocused attention to Fredericksburg – driving the Union back


Article
Article

  • http://www.fredericksburg.com/CivilWar/Battle/chanc_story?dy=12212002&fn=822588


Sources
Sources

  • http://www.civilwarhome.com/chancellorsvillebattledescrpt.htm