Black and white photograph of Stonewall Jackson.

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson died on May 10, 1863, from wounds he received during the Battle of Chancellorsville. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Chancellorsville Facts

April 30–May 6, 1863

Key facts about the American Civil War Battle of Chancellorsville.

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Date:

  • April 30 to May 6, 1863.

Location:

  • In and around the crossroads community of Chancellorsville, Virginia.

Campaign:

  • Chancellorsville

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).

Result:

  • Confederate victory.

Significance:

  • 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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Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Chancellorsville Facts
  • Coverage April 30–May 6, 1863
  • Author
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 28, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 2, 2021
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