- Battle of Chancellorsville
May 1, 1863 to May 4, 1863 SPOTSYLVANIA, Virginia War
The battle at Chancellorsville, Virginia, pitted the Confederate General Robert E. Lee against Union Major General Joseph Hooker. Stonewall Jackson came up with a plan to send Lee around to attack the left flank with only 12,000 troops. Lee won a decisive victory here, even though Hooker's troops numbered well over 70,000. After the victory, Jackson rode out to scout the terrain, and was wounded by...
- Death of Stonewall Jackson
May 10, 1863 SPOTSYLVANIA, Virginia Church/Religious-Activity, Health/Death, War
Thomas Jefferson Stonewall' Jackson, shot just above his left elbow by his own soldiers who, on May 2, did not recognize him at the Battle of Chancellorsville, died from pneumonia that he caught as a complication of his wound. Immediately following the incident, one newspaper reported, his condition is very favorable,' while others lamented that his wounds are so bad.' As a result...