More on Chancellorsville

For those of you looking for more information on the Battle of Chancellorsville, this is your lucky day:

The Civil War Battle Series: Chancellorsville

This is Dr. Mark DePue, historian at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, giving a presentation on the battle. The video’s description reads: “When Union forces clashed with a much smaller Confederate army in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Robert E. Lee seized victory with what many consider to be his strategic masterpiece. But Lee also paid a terrible price, as this presentation from May 2, 2013 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum explains. Dr. Mark DePue, historian and director of the library’s Oral History Program, discusses the battle using quotes from Civil War veterans, maps, photographs and illustrations.”

Civil War Trust Animated Map: First Day at Chancellorsville

Another great product from the Civil War Trust. The video’s description tells us, “Our collection of animated maps bring battles of the American Civil War to life, complete with troop movement animations, narratives, video, and more.”

American Artifacts: Jackson’s Flank Attack at Chancellorsville – Full Tour

A tour conducted by NPS rangers and broadcast on C-SPAN. The description reads, “The Civil War Battle of Chancellorsville was fought April 30 to May 6, 1863, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Many historians consider the battle to be Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s greatest victory. Facing a Union Army more than twice the size of his own, Lee divided his forces, sending 27,000 men under ‘Stonewall’ Jackson on a 12-mile march to deliver a flank attack. In this program, we follow two National Park Service historians on a tour as they walk the same ground exactly 150 years after Jackson launched his attack.”


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