Map Chancellorsville, Va. Position of the 11th Corps at 6 p.m. May 2nd 1863 Maj Genl O.O. Howard commanding

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Title
Chancellorsville, Va. Position of the 11th Corps at 6 p.m. May 2nd 1863 Maj Genl O.O. Howard commanding
Summary
Map shows the position of Union and Confederate troops in the area surrounding Chancellorsville, Va., at 6 p.m. on May 2, 1863. By late afternoon on May 2, Stonewall Jackson's troops had moved deeper into the Wilderness and were within striking distance of the 1st Corps, U.S. Army of the Potomac, P.O. Howard, commanding. Jackson gave the order to attack at 6 p.m., pushing the Federal outposts back to the main position and the disorganized mass toward Chancellorsville. Lee, on the Union left flank, opened fire on Meade's corps to draw attention away from Jackson. With visibility difficult and darkness falling, Jackson, in a forward position, was mistakenly shot by a Confederate soldier. While a victory for the Confederate Army, this battle also resulted in the loss of one of its greatest commanders.
Contributor Names
Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.
Created / Published
[S.l., 1863-1865].
Subject Headings
-  Howard, O. O.--(Oliver Otis),--1830-1909
-  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.
-  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. 274).
-  Manuscripts
Medium
1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 11.5 x 14.5 cm.
Repository
Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.ndlpcoop/gvhs01.vhs00134
Online Format
image
Description
Map shows the position of Union and Confederate troops in the area surrounding Chancellorsville, Va., at 6 p.m. on May 2, 1863. By late afternoon on May 2, Stonewall Jackson's troops had moved deeper into the Wilderness and were within striking distance of the 1st Corps, U.S. Army of the Potomac, P.O. Howard, commanding. Jackson gave the order to attack at 6 p.m., pushing the Federal outposts back to the main position and the disorganized mass toward Chancellorsville. Lee, on the Union left flank, opened fire on Meade's corps to draw attention away from Jackson. With visibility difficult and darkness falling, Jackson, in a forward position, was mistakenly shot by a Confederate soldier. While a victory for the Confederate Army, this battle also resulted in the loss of one of its greatest commanders.

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Sneden, Robert Knox. Chancellorsville, Va. Position of the 11th Corps at 6 p.m. May 2nd 1863 Maj Genl O.O. Howard commanding. [S.l., to 1865, 1863] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00134/. (Accessed May 29, 2017.)

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Sneden, R. K. (1863) Chancellorsville, Va. Position of the 11th Corps at 6 p.m. May 2nd 1863 Maj Genl O.O. Howard commanding. [S.l., to 1865] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00134/.

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Sneden, Robert Knox. Chancellorsville, Va. Position of the 11th Corps at 6 p.m. May 2nd 1863 Maj Genl O.O. Howard commanding. [S.l., to 1865, 1863] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00134/>.