Chancellorsville 1863: Jackson's Lightning Strike (Campaign)
Osprey's examination of the Battle of Chancellorsville (1863) of the American Civil War (1861-1865). Following the debacle of the battle of Fredricksburg in December 1862, Burnside was replaced as commander of the Army of the Potomac by General Joseph Hooker. Having reorganised the army and improved morale, he planned an attack that would take his army to Richmond and end the war. Although faced by an army twice his size, the Confederate commander Robert E. Lee split his forces: Jubal Early was left to hold off Sedgwick's Fredericksburg attack, and 'Stonewall' Jackson was sent with 26,000 men in a wide envelopment around Hooker's right flank. This title details how at dusk on May 2, Jackson's men crashed into the Federal right flank, and how stiffening Federal resistance slowed the Confederate advance the next day.
Staff: 2 Reese's (Jefferson Davis) AL Btty - Capt. Wm. J. Reese (89) (2/3R, 2/12H) Carter's Virginia Btty (King William Arty) - Capt. Wm. R Carter (119) (1/10P, 2/12H, 2/6lb) Fry's Virginia Btty (Orange Arty) - Capt. Charles W. Fry (90) (1/3R, 1/12H, 2/6lb) Page's Virginia Btty (Morris Arty) - Capt. Richard C M . Page (124) (2/3R, 1/12H, 3/6lb) 3RD (EARLY'S) DIVISION) Maj.Gen. Jubal A. Early (8,284) Staff: 12 GORDON'S BRIGADE (1ST) 34 Brig.Gen. John B. Gordon (2,045) Staff: 6 13th Georgia -.
He decided that only Hooker was a real threat. Together he and Jackson planned an aggressive surprise for Hooker. Leaving Early to hold Sedgwick at Fredericksburg, Lee retained a few units to hold flimsy positions against the Union thrust on the Orange Turnpike while Jackson found a way to strike at Hooker's flanks and rear. 50 Comstock studied the woods and replied, "They may." But this observation appeared lost on Howard. At 0900 hours Hooker returned to his command post at Chancellorsville.
Crossroads and the edge of the Spotsylvania Wilderness woods, where XI Corps was camped when Jackson attacked. Scenario 5 offers a good stand-up fight, as the Confederates advance on Hazel Grove and Hooker decides to abandon it, while shelling them from Fairview. The Confederate advance on Fairview is more difficult. More importantly, the Union has lines of makeshift breastworks to fall back on during Stuart's assaults, and essentially the Confederates are in the position here that the Union.
Was a colonel of Virginia militia, and he served at Harper's Ferry until J.E. Johnston superseded him. At First Manassas, General Bernard Bee rallied his South Carolinians saying, "Rally behind the Virginians. There stands Jackson like a stone wall." The nickname stuck, and he became Stonewall Jackson. Jackson demanded great things of his troops, and they performed to his expectations. He maintained tight secrecy about orders, often directing his commanders from the front, sending them from one.
West Point. When war broke out, he was appointed lieutenant-colonel of the 14th United States Infantry. In 1862 Reynolds was captured in the Peninsula, when McCall's division routed and his unit was overrun, but he was exchanged on 8 August 1862. At Second Manassas he commanded 3rd Division Pennsylvania Reserves. At Fredericksburg, he commanded I Corps in Frederick's Left Grand Division, and under his command, Meade accomplished one of the few bright spots of that day, when he gained and held a.