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Chancellorsville's Forgotten Front

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The Battles of Second Fredericksburg and Salem Church, May 3, 1863

Chris Mackowski, Kristopher D. White

Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Price: 32.95
ISBN: 978-1-61121-136-8
eBook: 978-1-61121-137-5
On Sale: April 2013

6x9 hardcover, 70 images, 11 maps, dust jacket, bibliography, index

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By May of 1863, the Stone Wall at the base of Marye's Heights above Fredericksburg loomed large over the Army of the Potomac, haunting its men with memories of slaughter from their crushing defeat there the previous December. They would assault it again with a very different result the following spring when General Joe Hooker, bogged down in bloody battle with the Army of Northern Virginia around the crossroads of Chancellorsville, ordered John Sedgwick's Sixth Corps to assault the heights and move to his assistance. This time the Union troops wrested the wall and high ground from the Confederates and drove west into the enemy's rear. The inland drive stalled in heavy fighting at Salem Churc Read More...



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About the Author

Chris Mackowski

Chris Mackowski is a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, New York. Read More...


Kristopher D. White

Kristopher D. White is a historian for the Penn-Trafford Recreation Board. Read More...


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