Virtual Tour Stop, McLaws's Line
Lafayette McLaws's division held this line on May 1-3. The strong skirmish line on May 2 held the attention of Joe Hooker allowing "Stonewall" Jackson to march around Hooker's army and attack his flank. A two-mile trail goes across what is now a field (young trees in 1863) to the Confederate skirmish line on the high ground shown in the background of the photo just before the woodline.
Did You Know?
The battle of Chancellorsville was the biggest mismatch of the war. Yet the smaller Confederate army of 60,000 defeated the larger force of 130,000 - the biggest army of the war.