Thursday, May 2, 2013

Jackson's Flanking Movement and Attack

Saturday, May 2, 1863

At approximately 5:00 P.M. in the afternoon General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson emerged from the woods after a long march and struck the flank of the Union Army. The Eleventh Corps under the command of General Oliver Howard bore the brunt of the attack. The Union troops retreated in panic toward the Chancellor House.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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