Map Map shewing [sic] advance of 6th Army Corps (Genl. John Sedgwick U.S.A.) to assist Gen. Hooker at Chancellorsville.

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Title
Map shewing [sic] advance of 6th Army Corps (Genl. John Sedgwick U.S.A.) to assist Gen. Hooker at Chancellorsville.
Summary
In January of 1863 Joseph Hooker replaced Ambrose Burnside as commander of the Army of the Potomac. His first order of business was to dislodge R. E. Lee from his position outside of Fredericksburg. Hooker envisioned a two-prong approach, with half his army attacking on Lee's left, while the other half, under the command of John Sedgwick, made a diversionary attack across the Rappahannock River at Fredericksburg. Hooker's flanking movement was thwarted and his troops were forced to take refuge in the Wilderness. Sedgwick, having finally succeeded in crossing the river and intent on moving to Hooker's relief, was met instead with strong Confederate resistance and forced back across the Rappahannock. Hooker abandoned his position after six days of heavy fighting, moving his forces back north of the river on May 6.
Contributor Names
Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.
Created / Published
[1863-1865].
Subject Headings
-  Hooker, Joseph,--1814-1879
-  Lee, Robert E.--(Robert Edward),--1807-1870
-  Sedgwick, John,--1813-1864
-  Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va., 1863--Maps
-  Chancellorsville (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  United States--Virginia--Chancellorsville
-  Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va
Notes
-  Color coding indicates the location of Union and Confederate forces.
-  NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of this diary image.
-  Relief shown by hachures.
-  This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact the institution for more information.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
-  In the Robert Knox Sneden Diary (Mss5:1 Sn237:1 v. 4, p. 266).
-  Manuscripts
Medium
1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 13 x 17.5 cm.
Repository
Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.ndlpcoop/gvhs01.vhs00132
Online Format
image
Description
In January of 1863 Joseph Hooker replaced Ambrose Burnside as commander of the Army of the Potomac. His first order of business was to dislodge R. E. Lee from his position outside of Fredericksburg. Hooker envisioned a two-prong approach, with half his army attacking on Lee's left, while the other half, under the command of John Sedgwick, made a diversionary attack across the Rappahannock River at Fredericksburg. Hooker's flanking movement was thwarted and his troops were forced to take refuge in the Wilderness. Sedgwick, having finally succeeded in crossing the river and intent on moving to Hooker's relief, was met instead with strong Confederate resistance and forced back across the Rappahannock. Hooker abandoned his position after six days of heavy fighting, moving his forces back north of the river on May 6.

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Sneden, Robert Knox. [Map shewing sic advance of 6th Army Corps Genl. John Sedgwick U.S.A. to assist Gen. Hooker at Chancellorsville]. [to 1865, 1863] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00132/. (Accessed May 22, 2017.)

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Sneden, R. K. (1863) [Map shewing sic advance of 6th Army Corps Genl. John Sedgwick U.S.A. to assist Gen. Hooker at Chancellorsville]. [to 1865] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00132/.

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Sneden, Robert Knox. [Map shewing sic advance of 6th Army Corps Genl. John Sedgwick U.S.A. to assist Gen. Hooker at Chancellorsville]. [to 1865, 1863] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00132/>.