Fredericksburg, VA II

Date(s): May 3, 1863

Location: Please click on link below for map.

Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center (visitor center), Virginia, United States

Campaign(s): Chancellorsville Campaign [April-May 1863]

Battles in Campaign:

Situation:

Commanders:

  • Union: Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick

  • Confederate: Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early 

Principal Forces: Corps

  • Union:

  • Confederate:

Description:

  • On May 1, Gen. Robert E. Lee left Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early’s division to hold Fredericksburg, while marching with the rest of the army to meet Hooker’s main offensive thrust at Chancellorsville.

  • On May 3, the Union VI Corps under Sedgwick, reinforced by John Gibbon’s II Corps division, having crossed the Rappahannock River, assaulted and carried the Confederate entrenchments on Marye’s Heights.

  • The outnumbered Confederates withdrew and regrouped west and southeast of town.

Slide Presentation: None

Classification1: B

Casualties2: 2,000

  • Union:

  • Confederate:

Results: Union Victory

Battlefield Website:

Lodging and Restaurants: Virginia Tourism

Recommended Resources:


1 Classification:

  • A - having a decisive influence on a campaign and a direct impact on the course of the war

  • B - having a direct and decisive influence on their campaign

  • C - having observable influence on the outcome of a campaign

  • D - having a limited influence on the outcome of their campaign or operation but achieving or affecting important local objectives

2 Casualties are someone killed, injured, wounded, captured or missing.

Revised 03/29/2013