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The Civil War: Battle of Chancellorsville

Battle of Chancellorsville

Battle of Chancellorsville

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Saturday, April 27, 2013

Historian Frank O’Reilly of the National Park Service discusses the Battle of Chancellorsville, which was fought from April 30th to May 6th, 1863, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. The fighting resulted in more than 30,000 total casualities. Historians widely consider the Battle of Chancellorsville to be Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s greatest victory.

Updated: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 6:42pm (ET)

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