On this day: The epic Battle of Chancellorsville began

On this day: The epic Battle of Chancellorsville began
The Battle of Chancellorsville (Source: HISTORY)

(WWBT) - On this day in 1863, the epic Battle of Chancellorsville began. It’s remembered as Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s greatest victory, but it also marked the demise of his right-hand man: Stonewall Jackson.

Military tactics from the Battle of Chancellorsville are still being studied and used today.

Learn all about the battle with the help of Frank O’Reilly, the lead historian at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, in Episode 2 of Season 3 of the How We Got Here Podcast.

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