Category Archives: Chancellorsville Campaign

“like a funeral pall”

From a Seneca County, New York in May 1863: Another Fredericksburg Disaster. The disastrous intelligence of the defeat of the Army of the Potomac under HOOKER, falls like a funeral pall upon the minds of the people. For six months … Continue reading

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“his spirit still lives”

From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in May 1863: Death of Stonewall Jackson. The reported death of this bold and impulsive Confederate General is confirmed, as will be seen by he following order issued by Gen. LEE. He died … Continue reading

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“fate of war”

Last month Captain Patrick McGraw of Company K, 33rd New York Volunteers had a brother killed during fighting in Louisiana. This month the Thirty-third fought its most costly battle during Chancellorsville – a few weeks before it was scheduled to … Continue reading

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“if there are any of us left alive”

From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in 1863: Letter from Capt. Edwin J. Tyler. Casualties in Co. A, of the 33d. CAMP 33D REG., N.Y.V., NEAR FREDERICKSBURG, Va., may 8th 1863. It becomes my painful duty to report for … Continue reading

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“Like some hunted beast”

From the Richmond Daily Dispatch May 8, 1863: The Situation on the Rappahannock The information received from the Rappahannock to the present time is not detailed, and with respect to the present condition of the opposing forces not very definite. … Continue reading

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“ingloriously sacrificed “

After the Union loss at Chancellorsville the press and public in Seneca Falls, New York received all sorts of feedback and formed opinions about the debacle. Here’s a start. From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in May 1863: The … Continue reading

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“we dread to hear”

The 33rd New York Infantry Regiment fought with John Sedgwick’s Sixth Corps during the Chancellorsville Campaign. On May 3, 1863 the 33rd helped drive the Confederates off Marye’s Heights. The VI Corps then started marching toward the main Federal force … Continue reading

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