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Maps Plan of position of the 12th Corps and part of the 3rd Corps, covering the ground in front of Chancellorsville during May 2nd and 3rd 1863.

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Title
Plan of position of the 12th Corps and part of the 3rd Corps, covering the ground in front of Chancellorsville during May 2nd and 3rd 1863.
Summary
Shows the locations of the U.S. Army of the Potomac's XII Corps (under Slocum) and III Corps (under Sickles) during Hooker's campaign to circumvent Lee's defenses at Fredericksburg by circling to the west and attacking his flank. Splitting his army, Lee left half to face Union forces at Fredericksburg and moved half to confront Hooker at the Wilderness, an area of dense second-growth forest crisscrossed by small streams, or runs, near the junction of two main roads.
This map indicates Scott's Run south of the Chancellorsville junction, Mott's Run to the west, and Hawley Run to the east, near the Wilderness.
Contributor Names
Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.
Created / Published
[1863-1865]
Subject Headings
-  United States.--Army of the Potomac.--Corps, 12th
-  United States.--Army of the Potomac.--Corps, 3rd
-  Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va., 1863--Maps
-  United States--Virginia--Chancellorsville
-  Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va
Notes
-  NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of this scrapbook image.
-  Color coding indicates the location of Union and Confederate forces.
-  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.
-  Robert Knox Sneden diary (Mss5:1 Sn237:1), Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va.
-  In the Robert Knox Sneden Scrapbook (Mss5:7 Sn237:1 p. 258).
-  Manuscripts
Medium
1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 18.5 x 21 cm.
Repository
Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.ndlpcoop/gvhs01.vhs00228
Online Format
image

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Sneden, Robert Knox. Plan of position of the 12th Corps and part of the 3rd Corps, covering the ground in front of Chancellorsville during May 2nd and 3rd 1863. [to 1865, 1863] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00228/. (Accessed August 30, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Sneden, R. K. (1863) Plan of position of the 12th Corps and part of the 3rd Corps, covering the ground in front of Chancellorsville during May 2nd and 3rd 1863. [to 1865] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00228/.

MLA citation style:

Sneden, Robert Knox. Plan of position of the 12th Corps and part of the 3rd Corps, covering the ground in front of Chancellorsville during May 2nd and 3rd 1863. [to 1865, 1863] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00228/>.