Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hooker's Bold Plan

Thursday, April 30, 1863

The movements of the Union army around Chancellorsville revealed General Joseph Hooker's intentions to surround and destroy the Confederate army. General Robert E. Lee, reading Hooker's intentions, removed the main body of his army from Fredericksburg.1

1Richard F. Miller, Harvard's Civil War: A History of the Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Lebanon, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 2005), 232.

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