Battle of Chancellorsville (April 30 - May 6, 1863)

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Date: April 30 to May 6, 1863.

Location: In and around the town of Chancellorsville, Virginia.

Campaign: Chancellorsville

Principal Union commander(s): Major General Joseph Hooker.

Principal Confederate commander(s): General Robert E. Lee.

Union forces engaged: Army of the Potomac.

Confederate forces engaged: Army of Northern Virginia.

Number of Union soldiers engaged: Roughly 97,382

Number of Confederate soldiers engaged: Roughly 57,352

Estimated Union casualties: 17,197 (killed, wounded and missing/captured)

Estimated Confederate casualties: 13,303 (killed, wounded and missing/captured).

Result: Confederate victory.

Many historians rate the Battle of Chancellorsville as Confederate General Robert E. Lee's greatest military victory.

1,606 Union soldiers were killed at the Battle of Chancellorsville.

1,665 Confederate soldiers were killed at the Battle of Chancellorsville.

On May 10, 1863, Confederate General Stonewall Jackson died from wounds he received during the Battle of Chancellorsville.

On June 28, 1863, about seven weeks after the Battle of Chancellorsville , President Lincoln replaced Joseph Hooker with Major General George Meade as commander of the Army of the Potomac.

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