… The Battle of Chancellorsville
The purpose of this paper is to introduce, discuss, and analyze the topic of the Battle of Chancellorsville during the Civil War. Specifically, it will include an analysis of the battle, including illustrations. The Battle of Chancellorsville was decisive in many ways. Initially, it gave the Confederacy a stunning victory, but the aftermath of Chancellorsville led to Gettysburg and eventual Union victory.
THE BATTLE OF CHANCELLORSVILLE
The Battle of Chancellorsville took place in May of 1863, near Fredericksburg Virginia. It was a pivotal location for both armies, and both armies were confident they could take …
… posture. Had he continued to more open country, his superior numbers would have given him a decided advantage, especially with respect to his artillery.”
Ultimately, both armies spread out in a wide campaign of several miles, which more resembled modern fighting tactics. Both sides made some costly mistakes during the battle, but it was Hooker, who was heavily expected to win, who made the most, and paid the price. “Hooker also erred in his disposition of force; some 40,000 men of the Army of the Potomac scarcely fired a shot.” Initially, Hooker’s forces had surrounded Lee’s, but …