From Antietam to Chancellorsville: September 1862 to May 1863

“fighting Joe” Hooker

Where was Lee at that moment?

About five miles away, listening to the sound of gunfire. Because of the time at which it began, Lee correctly surmised that Jackson’s march had been successful and the attack was going according to plan. Even though he still had only 14,000 men at his disposal, Lee lost all or any fear he might have previously entertained. On the morrow, he would strike from the east and Jackson from the southwest, and they would drive Hooker’s remaining forces into the Rappahannock.


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