Battle of Chancellorsville Facts
|Date||April 30 – May 6, 1863|
|Location||Spotsylvania County, Virginia, United States|
|Participants||Confederate States of America > United States|
|Involved||Army of the Potomac > Army of Northern Virginia|
|Context||American Civil War|
|Leaders||General Robert E. Lee > Joseph Hooker|
|Results||Confederate States of America Won the battle|
More Facts About the Battle of Chancellorsville
- The Battle of Chancellorsville faced Lee’s army with its biggest challenges.
- In order to secure his infamous victory at Chancellorsville, Lee violated a key military principle.
- The failure at Chancellorsville was blamed on the Federal Eleventh Corps, which was mostly composed of German-Americans.
- At the time, the Battle of Chancellorsville was the bloodiest conflict in American history.
- After just one major battle, Joseph Hooker became the second Army of the Potomac commander in a row to be relieved of command.