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Chancellorsville - May 3, 1863

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Chancellorsville - May 3, 1863 (October 2019)
Chancellorsville - May 3, 1863 (October 2019)

American Battlefield Trust’s map of the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863

Lee renewed his attack early on May 3 and dislodged Hooker from Chancellorsville. At the height of victory, Lee was forced to divide his army a third time to confront Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick's VI Corps which had broken through at Fredericksburg. The Confederates brought Sedgwick's advance to a standstill at Salem Church. Stalled on two fronts, Hooker decided to retreat and abandon his campaign on the night of May 5. The battle, considered Lee’s greatest victory, inspired him to launch a second invasion of the North.

Learn More: The Battle of Chancellorsville