Battle of Chancellorsville By Olivia Muise
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The Battle of Chancellorsville was a battle fought from April 30th, 1863, to May 6th, 1863. The location of the battle was in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
Red uniforms: Confederacy Blue uniforms: Union
The outcome of the Battle of Chancellorsville was a Confederate Victory, due to Robert E. Lee's strategic initiative and his very bold plan to overthrow Robert Hooker's successful movement.
This Battle greatly impacts the Union, because Lee showed them just what he was made of. His incredible victory, even though he was outnumbered, proved to the Union that this war will not be easy.
"Don't underestimate me!"
The Battle also greatly affects the Confederacy, because of the death of Lieutenant General Thomas Jackson. He was killed by his own men, as he was mistaken for a member of the Union.
The Battle of Chancellorsville was the bloodiest battle of it's time.
In the end, the Union had 17,000 casualties, and the Confederacy had 12,000 casualties. However, the loss of Thomas Jackson had affected the South greatly.
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