Chancellorsville

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Sears describes the series of controversial events that define this crucial battle, including General Robert E. Lee's radical decision to divide his small army - a violation of basic military rules - sending Stonewall Jackson on his famous march around the Union army flank. Jackson's death - accidentally shot by one of his own soldiers - is one of the many fascinating stories included in this definitive account of the battle of Chancellorsville.

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  • Matt

    The bloodiest war in American history began with a battle in which there were no combat casualties; it ended with the death of a single man, the martyrdom of the near-biblical leader of the victorious...

  • Sweetwilliam

    I really enjoyed Chancellorsville. Prior to this book, I knew very little about the battle except that it was another Yankee defeat and led the demise of Joe Hooker and the death of Stonewall Jackson....

  • Michael Kleen

    In Chancellorsville, Stephen W. Sears charts the 1863 Chancellorsville Campaign, beginning with the recovery of the Union Army of the Potomac after the Battle of Fredericksburg and ending with two arm...

  • Dan Norton

    This is an absolutely outstanding work. Sears clearly researched everything pertaining to both armies. Sears walks the reader through every change in the armies following the battle of Fredericksburg ...

  • Ben Vogel

    At 640 pages, you could read more concise accounts of the Battle of Chancellorsville, but not a better one. ...

  • Stephen

    A very detailed look into the cause of Union defeat at Chancellorsville. It was not the inevitable outcome I once thought it to be....

  • W

    Stephen Sears is a top flight Civil War historian, and Chancelorsville is an extraordinary battle to recount. My old Rommie is a CW buff and marched me through Jackson's flanking manuever--a 19 mile h...

  • David Hines

    The Civil War is a fascinating subject, but too many books on its battles are focused on minutia such as "the movements of the 29th Pennsylvanians on Cemetery Ridge at 2pm on the second day of Gettysb...

  • Gerry Germond

    This was the most enjoyable battle account I have yet read. The text and maps (good ol’ George Skoch again) enabled me to follow the action without being confused. It begins with General Burnside’...

  • Kristin Strong

    Having recently visited the battlefield, I really appreciated seeing the maps of the various stages of the battle and being able to relate those images to my memories of what we saw. After driving the...