By Carl Smith
Osprey's exam of the conflict of Chancellorsville (1863) of the yankee Civil battle (1861-1865). Following the debacle of the conflict of Fredricksburg in December 1862, Burnside used to be changed as commander of the military of the Potomac by way of basic Joseph Hooker. Having reorganised the military and enhanced morale, he deliberate an assault that might take his military to Richmond and finish the conflict. even supposing confronted by means of a military two times his measurement, the accomplice commander Robert E. Lee break up his forces: Jubal Early was once left to carry off Sedgwick's Fredericksburg assault, and 'Stonewall' Jackson used to be despatched with 26,000 males in a large envelopment round Hooker's correct flank. This name info how at nightfall on might 2, Jackson's males crashed into the Federal correct flank, and the way stiffening Federal resistance slowed the accomplice enhance day after today.
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Col. John L. Thompson (503) second BRIGADE Col. John B. Mcintosh (1,110) employees: 1 third Pennsylvania - Lt. Col. Edward S. Jones (394) 4th Pennsylvania - Lt. Col. William E Doster (304) sixteenth Pennsylvania - Lt. Col. Lorenzo Rogers (411) ARTILLERY A/2nd US Arty - Capt. John C. Tidball (75) (6/3R) military OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA common Robert E. Lee (62,682) leader Of employees - Col. Robert H. Chilton leader Engineer - Col. W. P. Smith ADC-Col. Marshall employees: 17 I CORPS (Longstreet, Hood, Pickett, Dearing, Henry, in SE VA) (18,504) 1ST department Maj. Gen. Richard H. Anderson (8,673) employees: 7 third department Brig. Gen. David McM. Gregg (4,420) employees: four 1ST BRIGADE Col. Judson Kilpatrick (1. a hundred and fifty) employees: 1 1st Maine - Col. Calvin S. Donty (552) second big apple - Col. Judson Kilpatrick (264) tenth ny - Maj. Mathew H. Avery (333) 2d BRIGADE Col. Percy Wyndham (1,118) employees: 1 twelfth Illinois - Lt. Col. Hasbrouch Davis (268) 1st Maryland - Lt. Col. James M. Deems (295) 1st New Jersey - Lt. Col. Virgil Brodrick (199) 1st Pennsylvania - Col. John P. Taylor (355) standard RESERVE CAVALRY BRIGADE Brig. Gen. John Buford (1,869) employees: 2 sixth Pennsylvania - Maj. Robert Morris Jr. (244) 1st US Cavalry - Capt. R. S. C. Lord (380) second US Cavalry - Maj. Charles J. Whiting (418) fifth US Cavalry - Capt. James E. Harrison (343) sixth US Cavalry - Capt. George C. Cram (482) HORSE ARTILLERY Capt. James M. Robertson (279) employees: 2 MAHONE'S BRIGADE (1ST) BF Wm. Mahone (1,797) employees: four sixth Virginia - Col. Geo. T. Rogers (335) twelfth Virginia - Lt. Col Everard M. box (434) sixteenth Virginia - Lt. Col Richard O. Whitehead (307) forty first Virginia - Col. Wm. A. Parham (324) 61st Virginia - Col. Virginius D. Groner (393) POSEY'S BRIGADE (2ND) Brig. Gen. Carnot Posey (1,612) employees: four twelfth Mississippi - Lt. Col. Merry B. Harris (369) sixteenth Mississippi - Col. Samuel E. Baker (489) nineteenth Mississippi - Col. Nathaniel H. Harris (423I forty eighth Mississippi - Col. Joseph M. Jayne (327) PERRY'S BRIGADE (3RD) Brig. Gen. E. A. Perry (851) employees: three 2d Florida - Maj. Walton R. Moore (277) fifth Florida- Maj Benjamin F. Davis (349) eighth Florida - Col. David Lang (222) WILCOX'S BRIGADE (4TH) Brig. Gen. C M . Wilcox (2. 261) employees: five eighth Alabama - Col. younger L, Royston (533) ninth Alabama - Maj. Jeremiah Williams (419) tenth Alabama-Col. Wm. H. Forney (411) eleventh Alabama - Col. John C. C. Sanders (426) 14th Alabama - Col Lucius Pinckard (467) WRIGHT'S BRIGADE (5TH) Brig. Gen. A. R. Wright (1,709) employees: four third Georgia - Maj. John F. Jones (580) twenty second Georgia - Col. Joseph Wasden (459) forty eighth Georgia - Col. Wm. Gibson, Lt. Col. Reuben W. Carswell (467) 2d Georgia Battalion - Maj. George W. Ross (199) ARTILLERY Lt. Col. John J. Garnett (436) employees: nine Grandy's Virginia Btty (Norfolk mild Arty Blues) - Capt. Charles R. Grandy (110) (2/12N, 2-12H, 2-3R) Lewis' Virginia Btty (Pittsylvania Btty) Capt. Nathan Penick (96) (2/3R, 2/10P) Maurin's Louisiana Btty (Donaldson Arty) Capt. Victor H. Maurin (115) (2/1 OP, 1 /3R, 3/6lb) Moore's Virginia Btty (Norfolk Arty Aka Huger's) - Capt. Joseph D Moore, (106) (1/3R, 1/10P, 2/6lb) second D I V I S I O N (MCLAW'S) D I V I S I O N Maj.