Today in History:

Chancellorsville Battlefield (Virginia)

Chancellorsville Battlefield
The tragic wounding of "Stonewall" Jackson at 9:00 p.m., May 2, 1863, brought to an end a day of momentous military events. The Battle of Chancellorsville, however, was far from over. the action on May 3rd would determine if the Confederates could exploit Jackson's initail success and continue to drive the Union army from its fortified positions. The end result of the many charges and counterthrusts over the ground between two elevated clearings, Hazel Grove and Fairveiw, dictated the outcome of the battle.