To contact the History faculty, visit the department's homepage.
This guide will introduce you to the best resources for doing research in United States history, both in the library and online.
If you need in-depth assistance or have questions about any of the resources mentioned in the guide, please contact Claudia Bissett, the liaison librarian for the History department.
CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL
May 1863 -- The Battle of Chancellorsville.
Battle of Chancellorsville--May 2, 3 & 4, 1863 - Union (Gen. Hooker)
Confederate (Gen. Lee). Gen. Jackson mortally wounded.
Lithograph, hand-colored. Kurz & Allison, Art Publishers.
On April 27, Union General Hooker crossed the Rappahannock River to attack General Lee's forces. Lee split his army, attacking a surprised Union army in three places and almost completely defeating them. Hooker withdrew across the Rappahannock River, giving the South a victory, but it was the Confederates' most costly victory in terms of casualties.
Tour the battlefield online: http://cdn.civilwar.org/chancellorsville360/