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 Quick Facts

April 30–May 6, 1863

Facts About Battle of Chancellorsville


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 casualties (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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  • Article Title Battle of Chancellorsville Quick Facts
  • Coverage April 30–May 6, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of chancellorsville
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date September 22, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 2, 2021
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