from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A former town of northeast Virginia west of Fredericksburg. It was the site of a major Civil War battle (May 2-4, 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.
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- n. a village in northeastern Virginia
- n. a major battle in the American Civil War (1863); the Confederates under Robert E. Lee defeated the Union forces under Joseph Hooker
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The Federal loss in killed, wounded, and missing in the late battle of Chancellorsville is officially stated to be as follows: -- Killed,
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"Chancellorsville," but where the "ville" came in, or for what the structure was ever built, I am unable to tell.
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