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Chancellorsville, battle of Early in April, 1863, Hooker, in command of the Army of the Potoma
nock, with orders to halt and intrench at Chancellorsville, between the Confederate army near Freder aware of his peril.
These troops reached Chancellorsville, in a region known as The wilderness, on mile in advance of the National works at Chancellorsville, by the van of the centre column and Conf opposite Fredericksburg, and the army at Chancellorsville was shortened at least 12 miles.
Meanw rdered its withdrawal behind his works at Chancellorsville, the Confederates following close in the o the Wilderness church, 2 miles west of Chancellorsville.
Meade's corps, with Couch's, formed his ves, in evident confusion, rushed towards Chancellorsville, upon the position of General Schurz, who then, pushing along the roads leading to Chancellorsville, crush every impediment and join the main in command at Fredericksburg, marched for Chancellorsville, when Lee was compelled to divide his arm [2 more...] [1 more...] [2 more...]