Virginia Civil War
American Civil War
May 3, 1863
On May 1, General Robert E. Lee left General Jubal A. Early's division to hold Fredericksburg, while marching with the rest of the army to meet Union General 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.
Result(s): Union victory Heights
Campaign: Chancellorsville Campaign (April-May 1863) next battle in campaign previous battle in campaign
Date(s): May 3, 1863
Principal Commanders: General John Sedgwick [US]; Major General Jubal A. Early [CS]
Forces Engaged: Corps
Estimated Casualties: 2,000 total
Fredericksburg, VA, Burying the Dead at the Hospitalt
16 in. x 12 in.
Buy at AllPosters.com
Fredericksburg Virginia 1863
Fredericksburg Area Map of Battles
Click to enlarge Map
The commander of the Fredericksburg Artillery, Edward A. Marye, lived in his family's house before the war.
During the Wilderness and Spotsylvania operations of May 1864, the Marye House serves as a Federal Hospital, and the wounded lay outside under the trees, one of which still stands.
Known locally then and now as Brompton, the house now serves as the home for the president of Mary Washington College.
Rappahannock River, VA, Black Fugitives Crossing River, Civil War
16 in. x 12 in.
Buy at AllPosters.com
72 Piece Civil War Army Men
Play Set 52mm Union and Confederate
Figures, Bridge, Horses, Canon
- 48 Union and Confederate Soldiers up to 2-1/8 inches tall
- 4 Horses, 4 Sandbag Bunkers, 6 Fence Sections, 3 Cannon, 3 Limber Wagons (Ammo Carts)
- Bridge, Small Barracks, 2 Cardboard buildings
- Scale: About 1/35th
Civil War Musket
Wood & Steel Frontier Rifle Designed After The Original
Rifle Civil War Cannon
Collectible Models and childrens
Miniature Collectible Civil War Cannon12 pound Civil War field cannon replica weapon
Jeb Stuart and the Confederate Defeat at Gettysburg
Warren C. Robinson
reassesses the historical record to come to a clearer view of Stuart's orders for the crucial battle (as well as what was expected of him), of his actual performance, and of the impact his late arrival had on the outcome of the campaign.
Cavalryman of the Lost Cause
A Biography of J. E. B. Stuart
James Ewell Brown Stuart was the
premier cavalry commander of the Confederacy. He gained a reputation for daring early in the war when he rode around the Union army in the Peninsula Campaign, providing valuable intelligence to General Robert E. Lee at the expense of Union commander George B. McClellan
Robert E. Lee
This book not only offers
concise detail but also gives terrific insight into the state of the Union and Confederacy during Lee's life. Lee was truly a one of kind gentleman and American, and had Virginia not been in the south or neutral, he ultimately would have led the Union forces.
Nathan Bedford Forrest's Escort And Staff
The CSA escort company and staff officers of Nathan Bedford Forrest were held in awe by men on both
sides of the conflict during the war and long after, and they continue to be held in esteem as figures as legendary as Forrest himself. Not merely guards or couriers, these men were an elite force who rode harder and fought more fiercely than any others
Nathan Bedford Forrest: A Biography
Forrest was one of the most interesting figures from the mid-19th Century. He was also one of the most controversial -- given his role as Confederate cavalryman, Fort Pillow, and the rise of the first KKK
CUSTER: The Controversial Life of George Armstrong Custer
graduating last in his class at West Point, he rose to become the Union's youngest general on the strength of his flamboyance and military genius. Next came 12 years of checkered service in the American West, ending with the famous massacre at Little Bighorn
U.S. National Park Service
U.S. Library of Congress.
Enter the keywords you are looking for and the site will be searched and all occurrences of your request will be displayed. You can also enter a date format, April 19,1862 or September 1864.
More To Explore