Chancellorsville. (n.d.). In YourDictionary. Retrieved from https://www.yourdictionary.com/Chancellorsville
A former town of northeast Virginia west of Fredericksburg. It was the site of a major Civil War battle (May 1-5, 1863) in which the Confederates under Robert E. Lee defeated the Union forces commanded by Joseph Hooker. Stonewall Jackson was mortally wounded in the battle.
He took part in the siege of Yorktown, the battle of Fair Oaks, the seven days' battle before Richmond, and the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, where he was wounded, and Chancellorsville, where his brigade was reduced in numbers to less than a regiment, and General Meagher resigned his commission.
At Chancellorsville he displayed great intrepidity and energy, and on the eve of the battle of Gettysburg was appointed to succeed Hooker.
He took part in the battle of Chancellorsville, and at Gettysburg commanded a division of the III.
After General Hooker succeeded Burnside, Butterfield was appointed chief of staff, Army of the Potomac, and in this capacity he served in the Chancellorsville and Gettysburg campaigns.
At Chancellorsville his division received both on the 2nd and the 3rd of May the brunt of the attack of Lee's main army.