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


The Battle of Chancellorsville was a heavy blow to the Confederate cause as General Stonewall Jackson suffered a mortal wound by way of friendly fire.

There are a total of (3) Battle of Chancellorsville Timeline (April 30th - May 6th, 1863) events in the CivilWarTimeline.net database. Entries are listed below by date-of-occurrence ascending (first-to-last). Other leading and trailing events are also included for perspective.

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COMMAND(S):
Joseph Hooker
ARMY FORCE(S):
Army of the Potomac
STRENGTH:
97,382 men
CASUALTIES*:
17,304 men (17.8%)


* Includes killed, wounded, and missing.
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CONFEDERATE VICTORY
COMMAND(S):
Robert E. Lee
ARMY FORCE(S):
Army of Northern Virginia
STRENGTH:
57,352 men
CASUALTIES*:
13,460 men (23.5%)


* Includes killed, wounded, and missing.
FORCE STRENGTH
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CASUALTIES COMPARISON
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Day-by-Day Timeline of Events


April 30, 1863

The Battle of Chancellorsville begins in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Union forces are directed by General Hooker while the Confederates are led by general's Lee and Jackson. The Confederates number a much smaller force at just over 60,000 men. They face Union strength (Army of the Potomac) of over 130,000.

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May 6, 1863

The Battle of Chancellorsville is over as a Confederate victory. However, the Confederate Army is dealt a blow when it is revealed that Stonewall Jackson is mortally wounded (by friendly fire). Losses for both sides include 17,300 for the Union and 13,300 for the Confederates.

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May 10, 1863

General "Stonewall" Jaskson dies of complications related to wounds suffered days earlier at the Battle of Chancellorsville. The event is a major blow to the Confederate military cause.

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