Tag: battle of chancellorsville

  • 150 Years Ago, May 1863

    150 Years Ago May 1863 The quick bloodless war that men afraid they would miss is entering its’ third summer.  Both sides are showing signs of strain.  Black wreaths hang on many doors and the streets are full of maimed men.  Some historians think the dead were deliberately undercounted.  Both sides sent badly wounded and […]

  • Scourge of War: Chancellorsville in Images

    Those of you who’ve followed along with me over the years know I’ve been involved first in the “Take Command” series of games on First Bull Run and Second Manassas and then in the “Scourge of War” series, which until recently had produced Scourge of War: Gettysburg along with add-ons for Pipe Creek and Antietam. […]

  • Anniversary Post – Two Notes on Chancellorsville

    Bridging Problems Robert E. Lee’s skillful use of Virginia’s rivers made the Chancellorsville Campaign heavily dependent on the Union engineers. Any actions Hooker planned against The Army of Northern Virginia had to be proceeded by the crossing of the Rappahannock River. Because of their prominent role the engineers, like at Fredericksburg, drew the first criticism. […]