Battle Detail

Fredericksburg II

Other Name:
Marye's Heights
Campaign:
Chancellorsville Campaign
Date(s):
April-May 1863
Principal Commanders:
Major General John Sedgwick [US] Major General Jubal Early [CS]
Forces Engaged:
0 total (US 0; CS 0;)
Estimated Casualties:
0 total (US 0; CS 0;)
Description:
On May 1, Gen. Robert E. Lee left Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early's division to hold Fredericksburg, while marching with the rest of the army to meet Hooker's main offensive thrust at Chancellorsville. On May 3, the Union VI Corps under Sedgwick, reinforced by John Gibbon's II Corps division, having crossed the Rappahannock River, assaulted and carried the Confederate entrenchments on Marye's Heights. The outnumbered Confederates withdrew and regrouped west and southeast of town.
Results:
Union Victory
CWSAC Reference #:
VA034
Preservation Priority:
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