Chancellorsville, Virginia in Go Down, Moses (Location)

Display Label: 
Chancellorsville
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
Authority : 
Text (when unambiguous)
X: 
2518
Y: 
900
Description: 

A major battle of the Civil War was fought near Chancellorsville in Spotsylvania County, Virginia from April 30 to May 6 1863. In Faulkner's text, the Union Army General Joseph Hooker sits on the front gallery of a house in Chancellorsville "drinking rum toddies and telegraphing Lincoln that he had defeated Lee" (272), although the the battle with General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army would ultimately in Hooker's defeat. Stonewall Jackson's surprise flank attack along "the Plank Road" at the end of the battle's first day routed the Union troops, though Jackson himself, as novel notes, was fatally shot soon afterwards (272).

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

digyok:node/location/10035