• Fredericksburg Battlefield: Sunken Road, Stone Wall and Innis House sunrise

    Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

    National Military Park Virginia

Chancellorsville Trails

There are walking tours for:

Wounding of Stonewall Jackson Trail. This short trails begins at the map painting outside the Chancellorsville Visitor Center and loops around the building to the place where Jackson was wounded.

Chancellorsville History Trail. This trail has two loops that both begin in the Chancellorsville Visitor Center parking lot. A 1/2 mile loop goes to some Union earthworks and areas that resemble the Wilderness of 1863. A 3 1/2 mile trail follows the advance of some of the Confederate army of May 3 and then loops back largely following earthworks.

Hazel Grove-Fairview Trail. This two mile loop begins at Hazel Grove and traverses the area of the severest fighting on May 3.

Click here for a map of the above two trails.

McLaws' Trail. This two mile loop traverses a newly purchased tract which was fought over on May 1-3, 1863.

Salem Church Trail. This short trail loops around Salem Church where fighting raged on the evening of May 3, 1863.

 
Union artillery position at Fairview
Union artillery position at Fairview

Did You Know?

Bloody Angle at Spotsylvania Battlefield

The longest sustained intense fight of the Civil War occured at the Bloody Angle, a slight bend on the west side of the Mule Shoe at Spotsylvania. For up to 20 hours men were engaged in hand-to-hand combat that not even darkness put an end to.