Civil War Battle PowerPoint By: Sara Smrz, Hannah Pisarski, and Kaylee Krostag. Chancellorsville The Chancellorsville battle took place at Spotsylvania County, Virginia. They named the battle ‘Chancellorsville’ because Chancellorsville was the closest known city to the battle. Virginia state flag Battle Overview Who: Joseph Hooker(Union army) vs. Robert Edward Lee(Confederate) What: Where: Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Why: The main reason that this whole war was fought was slavery. How is on next slide How: May 1: Hooker's Federal army assumes a strong defensive position around Chancellorsville. Lee receives news that hooker's left is weak, and plans an attack with Jackson for May 2. May 2: Jackson marches 27,000 troops around Hooker while Lee keeps pressure on the Federals with the remaining 13,000. Sickles III Corps attempts to attack Jackson's column but tangles with Lee's force instead. Jackson routs the Union XI Corps with a surprise attack. Jackson is accidentally shot by his own troops command passes to J.E.B Stuart. May 3: Lee and Stuart reunite after a desperate morning of punishing frontal attacks. Lee is diverted from attacking Hooker's last line by an urgent message from Early at Fredericksburg. May 4: Lee blocks Federal advance and counterattacks. Meanwhile, 4 miles east, Sedgwick's VI Corps captures Early's defenses and set out for Chancellorsville. May 6: Hooker retreats across the river before Lee can attack. Statistics Union Army Loss • 1,606 people killed • 9,672 wounded • 5,919 missing/captured Confederate Army Loss • 1,665 people killed • 9,081 wounded • 2,018 missing/captured Important People in the War Joseph Hooker Joseph Hooker was a career United States arm officer who fought in the Mexican, and American wars. He was a major general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Although he served throughout the war, usually with distinction, Hooker is best remembered for his stunning defeat by Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863. He became known as "Fighting Joe" during the Civil War due to civilian clerical error however, the nickname stuck. Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson Thomas Jonathan Stonewall Jackson was a Confederate General during the American Civil War. Confederate Pickets shot Stonewall during the Chancellorsville Battle, which the general survived but lost an arm. He later died of complications of pneumonia 8 days later. He was one of the most gifted tactical commander in the United States history. Click On Sound To Hear : The battle field now has a memory walk with Stonewall Jackson. The battle walk is the main attraction here. You can really get a feel for what the soldiers did for there country. There is also a film of an overview of the battle. Chancellorsville Battle Field Now: Chancellorsville Battle Field Past: Conclusion of the Chancellorsville Battle. This battle was known as General Lee’s “perfect battle”. It was called Lee’s perfect battle because he divided his army and successfully won victory over the Union Army with half the amount of soldiers. Although he lost his right-hand man he was crowned with a Confederate victory.