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The Eleventh Corps at Chancellorsville. by Oliver O. Howard, Major-General, U. S. A. The country around Chancellorsville for the most part is a wilderness, with but here and there an opening. If we consult the recent maps (no good ones existed before the battle), we notice that the two famous rivers, the Rapidan and the Rapp
on the south shore, was General Hooker's battle-line on the morning of the 2d of May, 1863.
Here his five army corps, those of Meade, Slocum, Couch, Sickles, and Howard, were deployed.
The face was toward the south, and the ranks mainly occupied a ridge nearly parallel with the Rapidan.
The left touched the high ground just wes e several division reserves, General Barlow with 1500 men as a general reserve for the corps.
These were massed near the cross-intrenchments,
Dowdall's Tavern, Howard's headquarters.
From a War-time photograph. and held avowedly to support the batteries and protect General Devens's exposed right flank.
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