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FC: Chancellorsville by Gage Stringer
1: the Civil War | The civil war was a war that split the nation. And a very bloody one a that . It was caused mainly by slavery but also for state rights and land. A little known fact is that is was more gruesome than world war 1, 2, and the Korean war combined.
2: The battle of Chancellorsville was fought in Spotsylvania County, Virginia it was fought from April 30 to May 6, 1863 Chancellorsville is known as Lee's "perfect battle" because his risky decision to divide his army in the presence of a much larger enemy force resulted in a significant Confederate victory. | battle summary
3: The victory, a product of Lee's audacity and Hooker's timid decision making, was tempered by heavy casualties and the mortal wounding of Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson to friendly fire, a loss that Lee likened to "losing my right arm."
4: battle facts | This battle was considered by many historians to be Lee’s greatest victory, although the outcome doomed him to future failure at Gettysburg. Without TJ Jackson, the high ground behind the small town of Gettysburg was not taken on the first day's fighting and the rest is history..
5: The battle was a classic example of Lee's strategic brilliance on the battlefield with the tactical brilliance of Stonewall Jackson. Splitting his force in the face of superior numbers and outflanking him, was the key to the rebel victory. Joe Hooker lost the psychological battle of wits.