Key facts about the American Civil War Battle of Chancellorsville.
- April 30 to May 6, 1863.
- In and around the crossroads community of Chancellorsville, Virginia.
Principal Union commander:
- Major General Joseph Hooker.
Principal Confederate commander:
- 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).
- 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.