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The Chancellorsville Campaign, January-May 1863

Title:
The Chancellorsville Campaign, January-May 1863
Format:
Paperback
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Stock:
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GPO Stock Number:
008-029-00555-7
ISBN:
9780160917547
Description

In The Chancellorsville Campaign, January–May 1863, author Bradford Wineman examines the battle of Chancellorsville in which a powerful Union Army, under Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, was pitted against a smaller but well-led Confederate force under General Robert E. Lee. Hooker planned a bold flanking maneuver to secure a Union victory, crush the rebel army, and open the way for a march toward Richmond, Virginia, the Confederate capital. He anticipated a glorious victory for his Federal troops.

In the end it was Lee, and his chief lieutenant, Maj. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, who achieved what many historians have called the South’s greatest victory during the Civil War. Once Hooker had maneuvered the bulk of his forces over the Rappahannock River the Union commander gathered his troops into a defensive position at Chancellorsville and waited for Lee to attack. Lee seized the initiative, made several risky tactical moves, and drove the Federals from the field after three days of intense fighting. Only the death of the “Stonewall” Jackson tarnished Lee’s crowning victory.

This brochure is part of the U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War series and includes four maps and eleven illustrations.

Audience

Members of the military and military historians would find valuable information in this pamphlet about the start of the United States Army. In addition, students could use this pamphlet during their studies and research on the Civil War.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$6.00
International Price:
$8.40
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History
Key Phrases:
  • Civil War
  • Army History
  • Military History
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
11/30/2016
Last Status Update:
12/29/2016
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