Second Battle of Marye's Heights

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Second Battle of Marye's Heights
Second Fredericksburg
Began:

May 3, 1863

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Fredericksburg, Virginia

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Chancellorsville Campaign

Outcome:

Union victory

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Combatants
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VI Corps, II Corps,
Army of the Potomac

Early's Division
Barksdale's Brigade

Commanders

John Sedgwick
Major General, USA

Jubal A. Early
Major General, CSA

Strength

25,000 est.

10,000

Casualties

2,000 total (US and CS)

2,000 total (US and CS)

  

On May 1, Gen. Robert E. Lee left Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early’s division to hold Fredericksburg, while marching with the rest of the army to meet Hooker’s main offensive thrust at Chancellorsville. On May 3, the Union VI Corps under Sedgwick, reinforced by John Gibbon’s II Corps division, having crossed the Rappahannock River, assaulted and carried the Confederate entrenchments on Marye’s Heights. The outnumbered Confederates withdrew and regrouped west and southeast of town. (NPS summary)

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