Tag: Chancellorsville

May 1, 1863: Lee and Jackson Plan a Military Masterpiece

On the evening of May 1, 1863, General Robert E. Lee knew several facts about the military situation confronting him: 1. His army was between two forces, Hooker with approximately 70,000 men at Chancellorsville and Sedgwick south of Fredericksburg with approximately 40,000 men.  Confronting Sedgwick he had Early with about 11,000 men and confronting Hooker