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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?

7th Michigan Monument at Fredericksburg

In 2003, a monument to the 7th Michigan Infantry was placed where that unit crossed the Rappahannock River into the streets of Fredericksburg. It was the first Union regiment to cross the river during the Battle of Fredericksburg.The monument is on Sophia Street at the foot of Hawke Street.