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Battle of Chancellorsville The American Civil War does not seem to be a very interesting aspect of history of the United States to some people today There have been events that have left a more lasting impression on Americans which is peculiar because the Civil War really created the Nation we experience and live in today The Civil War and its many battles were all fought entirely on the United States soil and were predominately fought by Americans yet most Americans think mostly of the World Wars and Vietnam in war discussions The Civil War laid the foundation for the American way of thinking and governing and yet the actual war nearly ruined the whole country The war started out as a quest for freedom and ended up a war fighting for emancipation Throughout the Civil War many battles were fought in many states over this new Nation The battle I chose to write about was the Battle of Chancellorsville The Battle of Chancellorsville had many distinguishing aspects as did many of the other battles during the Civil War Three main points came from this battle It is best known as Lees Masterpiece or Lees Greatest Victory That description pretty much gives away the end result of the battle but I plan on giving a more detailed description about how it came to be known as Lees masterpiece of a plan Stonewall Jackson also was accidentally shot and killed by his own men at Chancellorsville 2 Lastly General Lee was given the opportunity to invade Pennsylvania and go on the defensive at the beginning of another battle This battle was unlike any other during the war This was in part due to the maneuvering through what seemed to be landscape impossible to maneuver in Northern Virginia The battle was fought from May 1 to 4 1863 at Chancellorsville an inn between Orange and Fredericksburg Virginia The North had so
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