Joseph Hooker overrides the majority of his corps commanders and orders that the Federal Army of the Potomac withdraw back across the river, thereby ending the Battle of Chancellorsville in defeat.
Tag: John Sedgwick
Fighting at Fredericksburg and Salem Church Continues
Confederates regain Marye’s Heights outside Fredericksburg, as John Sedgwick’s Federals retreat across the Rappahannock River.
The Battle of Salem Church or Second Fredericksburg
Federals attack the Confederate defenders on Marye’s Heights in a fight reminiscent of the Federal disaster at Fredericksburg last December.
Spotsylvania: Attacking the Mule Shoe
May 10, 1864 – The Federal Army of the Potomac launched an all-out assault on Confederates defending Spotsylvania Court House, with particular emphasis on a
The Battle of Spotsylvania Begins
May 8, 1864 – After two terrible days in the Wilderness, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant led the Federal Army of the Potomac into a
The Battle of the Wilderness: Day Two
May 6, 1864 – Fighting raged a second day as Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant learned that General Robert E. Lee would not be an