Chancellorsville, battle of

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Chancellorsville, Battle of definition


An important battle of the Civil War, fought in Virginia in 1863. The South, led by Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, defeated a larger northern army, but Jackson was accidentally shot and killed by his own men after the battle.

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