The Chancellorsville Campaign, January-may 1863

The Chancellorsville Campaign, January-May 1863

Agency Publisher: Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History
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GPO Stock Number: 008-029-00555-7 ISBN: 9780160917547
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This book, The Chancellorsville Campaign is part of a series of books about the Civil War called The U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War.  The book recounts the battle of Chancellorsville, fought in the spring of 1863 in Virginia’s Piedmont region, which pitted a powerful Union Army under its newly appointed commander, Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, against a significantly smaller but well-led Confederate force under General Robert E. Lee. Hooker had refit and reorganized his 130,000 men into a potent fighting force over the winter following the Union Army of the Potomac’s bloody defeat at Fredericksburg, Virginia, in December 1862, under Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside. After Hooker had replaced Burnside, he developed a plan to hold Lee’s 60,000 ill-supplied Confederates at Fredericksburg with a small part of the Army of the Potomac, and march most of his troops in a wide flanking maneuver to the west to attack Lee’s flank and rear. Hooker hoped this daring move would either crush Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia or force it to retreat toward Richmond, Virginia. Either way, he anticipated a glorious victory for his Federals over the fabled Confederate commander. In the end, it was Lee and his chief subordinate, Maj. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, who achieved what many historians have called the South’s greatest victory during the American Civil War.

ITEM AVAILABLE DATE 12/01/16.

Audience: Civil War and military historians, students and professors, members of the military and military veterans, battle strategists, and members of the public who are Civil War and/or military and history enthusiasts will enjoy this book with its many photographs and illustrations from the time period, color visuals, and maps.

Keywords: American Civil War, Civil War battles, Civil War 1863, The Chancellorsville Campaign, U.S. military history, Union Army, Confederate Army, American Civil War battles, u.s. civil war battles 1863

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008-029-00555-7
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9780160917547
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Item Available Date:
12/12/2016
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12/29/2016