The Battle of Chancellorsville

Battle of Chancellorsville Facts

  • Battle Name: Battle of Chancellorsville
  • Battle Start Date: April 30th, 1863
  • Battle End Date: May 6th, 1863
  • Battle Belligerents: United States and Confederate States
  • Battle Winner: Confederate States
  • Total Casualties: 30,000+

15 Battle of Chancellorsville Facts for Kids

  1. The Battle of Chancellorsville was a major military engagement during the American Civil War.
  2. The Battle of Chancellorsville was part of the Chancellorsville campaign.
  3. The Battle of Chancellorsville was fought between the United States and the Confederate States.
  4. The Battle of Chancellorsville was fought in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, in the Confederate States.
  5. The Battle of Chancellorsville was fought between April 30th, 1863 and May 6th, 1863.
  6. The Battle of Chancellorsville was fought for one week.
  7. The Battle of Chancellorsville was won by the Confederate States.
  8. The Confederacy won the Battle of Chancellorsville because of Confederate general Robert E. Lee’s risky decision to split his smaller army into two. The timid decision-making and lack of confidence from American general Joseph Hooker also played a role in the Confederate victory.
  9. The Battle of Chancellorsville resulted in a total of 30,051 casualties.
  10. The United States started the Battle of Chancellorsville with 133,868 troops, while the Confederate States started with 60,298 troops, less than half of the United States.
  11. By the end of the Battle of Chancellorsville, the United States had 17,287 casualties and the Confederate States had 12,764 casualties.
  12. The fourth day of the Battle of Chancellorsville (May 3rd, 1863) was the second bloodiest day of the Civil War.
  13. Confederate general Robert E. Lee had 50% less troops that American general Joseph Hooker, however he was still victorious. The Battle of Chancellorsville is one of the great victories Lee had during the American Civil War. Some war historians describe it has his “perfect battle”.
  14. While the Confederate States won the battle, the public reaction was mixed. While Confederate general Robert E. Lee scored a big victory, the loss of beloved Confederate general Stonewall Jackson was tough.
  15. President of the United States Abraham Lincoln was quoted saying "My God! My God! What will the country say?" after being told about the Union's defeat at the Battle of Chancellorsville.

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