Chancellorsville 1863

Jackson's Lightning Strike

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Chancellorsville 1863

Jackson's Lightning Strike

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Following the debacle of the battle of Fredricksburg in December 1862, Burnside was replaced as commander of the Army of the Potomac by General Joseph Hooker. Having reorganised the army and improved morale, he planned an attack that would take his army to Richmond and end the war. Although faced by an army twice his size, the Confederate commander Robert E. Lee split his forces: Jubal Early was left to hold off Sedgwick's Fredericksburg attack, and 'Stonewall' Jackson was sent with 26,000 men in a wide envelopment around Hooker's right flank. This title details how at dusk on May 2, Jackson's men crashed into the Federal right flank, and how stiffening Federal resistance slowed the Confederate advance the next day.

Product details

Published Oct 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781782005032
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 79 b/w; 17 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 55
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Adam Hook

Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his wo…

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