Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Lee Takes the Initiative

Friday, May 1, 1863

General Joseph Hooker took a defensive position around the intersection at Chancellorsville to the surprise and dismay of his senior officers. In a bold and daring action General Robert E. Lee divided his army to take an offensive position around Chancellorsville.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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