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The beaten Union Army retreats across the Rappahannock, ending the Battle of Chancellorsville

Chancellorsville, Virginia, April 30-May 6, 1863, Battle Map
05/05/1863 to 05/06/1863
After holding his entrenched positions all the previous day, General Hooker considered the Chancellorsville battlefield now untenable and ordered a withdrawal back across the Rappahannock and Rapidan Rivers. Sedgwick and already crossed in the pre-dawn hours and Hooker's main force followed in late evening and early morning hours of May 6, 1863.  The four days of the engagement had cost 30,000 Union and Confederate soldiers death, wounds, or capture.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Daniel E. Sutherland, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville: The Dare Mark Campaign (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska, 1998), 176-179.
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