Chapter

The Chancellorsville Campaign

Lawrence R. Laboda

in From Selma to Appomattox

Published in print January 1997 | ISBN: 9780195109979
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853892 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109979.003.0008
The Chancellorsville Campaign

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This chapter is divided into three parts. Part one talks about what prompted General Lee to direct Brigadier General Pendleton to start his artillery for the front and the advances Hooker made to outbalance the Confederates. Lee's army had threats from both front and rear, but in spite of these he still had no accurate information as to the extent or direction of the Union Force to the west, and so delayed the shifting of troops. For some time, Lee only had a small portion of his men available. Fortunately though, Hooker was not applying pressure against his lines. Part two talks about the journey of the artillery back to the front lines. Canons from both sides were fired when they took position in the Southern works and the battery came out of the heated event without a single casualty. Part three talks about the offensive strike of the Confederates.

Keywords: artillery; army; threats; Union Force; troops; pressure; canons; offensive

Chapter.  10263 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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