three divisions of Jackson
's corps had moved up during the night of the 30th of April and the morning of the 1st of May and united with Anderson
Our troops had thus moved forward on the Plank
road and the stone turnpike, Anderson
's and McLaws
' divisions in front, and Jackson
's divisions following Anderson
's on the Plank
road, and had driven an advanced line of the enemy back to within a mile of Chancellorsville
upon his main force.
Early on the morning of the 2nd, Anderson
's and McLaws
' divisions, with the exception of Wilcox
's brigade of Anderson
's division, which had been sent back to Banks' Ford, and Barksdale
's brigade of McLaws
' division which was at Fredericksburg
, were left to confront the enemy on the side next to Fredericksburg
, and Jackson
moved with his three divisions, by a circuitous route to the left, to gain the rear of the enemy's right.
Late in the afternoon, General Jackson
reached the rear of the enemy's right flank about three miles beyond Chancellorsville
, and with Rodes
in front-followed by Colston
's division, and A. P. Hill
,--advanced at once with great vigor, driving the enemy before him, carrying position after position, routing entirely one corps, and capturing a number of guns and prisoners, until his advance was arrested by the abattis in front of the central position near Chancellorsville
Night had come on by this time, and General Jackson
ordered A. P. Hill
's division, which was following in rear of the other two, to the front to take the place of the latter.
He himself went to the front to reconnoitre for the purpose of ordering another advance, and, having sent an order to Hill
to press on, while returning in the darkness was shot and dangerously wounded 1
under an unfortunate mistake, by a part of Hill
's advancing troops.