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Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia maps

 Collection
Identifier: AC-893

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 12 color maps detailing the troop of movements of the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac during the Battle of Chancellorsville, May 1-3, 1863. Chancellorsville is located in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

Dates

  • 1998

Language

The materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

No interlibrary loan.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research in the Dougherty Reading Room.

Historical Note

The Battle of Chancellorsville was fought May 1-3, 1863 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. The opposing forces were the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by Robert E. Lee, and the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Joseph Hooker. The battle was a significant victory for the Confederacy but resulted in the loss of Lieutenant General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson who was severely wounded by friendly fire while trying to return to his lines after nightfall on May 2. Jackson died eight days later of complications from pneumonia and is now buried in Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (1 oversize folder)

Abstract

The Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia Maps mark the movements of the opposing Union and Confederate forces throughout the course of the battle. The maps progress through the various engagements in increments of several hours each covering May 1-3, 1863. Detailed are the positions of skirmishers, columns, and artillery as well as sites of major advances, retreats, and non-battle actions.

Arrangement

The collection is contained in a single oversized folder.

Acquisitions Information

The source of these materials is unknown.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and finding aid generated by Trevor McKenzie, November 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.
Title
AC.893: Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia Maps, 1998
Status
Completed
Author
The collection was processed and finding aid generated by Trevor McKenzie, November 2014.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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