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"Stonewall" Jackson's flanking movement seizes the initiative in the Battle of Chancellorsville

Chancellorsville, Virginia, April 30-May 6, 1863, Battle Map
05/02/1863
General Joseph Hooker had called a halt to his advance of the previous day with the aim of encouraging a Confederate attack that could be repulsed from entrenched positions in the woods of "the Wilderness." He got more than he had bargained for when a brilliant flanking movement by General "Stonewall" Jackson destroyed General Otis Howard's XI Corps on the Union right in the early evening. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Stephen W. Sears, Chancellorsville (New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996), 271-281. 
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