Battle of Chancellorsville Civil War art Print

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SKU: 33 civil war

An archival premium Quality art Print of The Battle of Chancellorsville by Kurz and Allison for sale by Brandywine General Store. This lithograph company finished this artwork in 1889. They show the battle raging with General Stonewall Jackson getting shot and killed. However, this is factually incorrect as he was shot by his own men late at night. Our civil war battle prints make excellent gifts for the battle reenactor or any civil war historian or enthusiast. They look great in any study or office.

The Battle of Chancellorsville was fought from April 30 thru May 06, 1863 and fought in Spotsylvania County at Salem Church, Virginia near a mansion called Chancellorsville. Major General Joseph Hookers well executed crossing of the Rappahannock fords on April 30, 1863 placed his rejuvenated and better organized Army of the Potomac on Lee's vulnerable flank. However, General Robert E. Lee threw him a curve ball. Rather than retreat before this sizable Federal Force, Lee opts to do the unexpected and he attacks Hooker while he is still in the thick wilderness. Late on May 1, 1863 Lee and Jackson conceive one of the boldest plans of the war and attack the Union Army. Lee divides his Confederate Army, sending Jackson with 30,000 Southern Soldiers to attack the Union's exposed flank. Lee and Jackson were successful and some historians consider this as one of Lee's greatest victories of the Civil War. It set the stage for his second invasion of the North and the Battle of Gettysburg which was to be the downfall of the CSA Army. The Union army suffered 14,000 casualties during this battle while the Confederate forces had 10,000 injured or killed. However this was a lopsided battle from the beginning with the Northern troops outnumbering the South by almost 2 to 1. The Union had 97,000 soldiers engaged in this battle while the CSA only had 57,000 men engaged, which makes this an all the more successful outcome for General Lee.

Even though the South won this battle, they suffered a mortal blow with the killing of one of their greatest Generals, Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Jackson being the ever constant and busy General took out a few of his staff to reconnoiter in preparation for the battle the following day. Coming back into camp they were mistaken as Union Calvary and shot by their own troops. Jackson was severely wounded and his left arm had to be amputated. Lee commented that Jackson had lost his left arm, but he had lost his right. Jackson contracted pneumonia after his surgery and died a few days later. A lot of Civil War Historians think that the Battle of Gettysburg could have had a completely different outcome if General Robert E. Lee would have had Stonewall Jackson under his command. Civil War art print #33


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