From Antietam to Chancellorsville: September 1862 to May 1863

“fighting Joe” Hooker

Who attacked whom on May 4, 1863?

It was a rather curious mess of backward and forward motion. The Confederates had the initiative, and the enthusiasm, but they did not have Stonewall Jackson. The Union men had plenty of fight left in them, but their commanding general did not.

General Joseph Hooker set up headquarters here at Chancellor House during the 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville


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