Wednesday, May 1, 2013

First Encounter at Chancellorsville

Friday, May 1, 1863

The Twenty-Seventh Connecticut spent a long day and night at Chancellorsville. A morning reconnaissance in the woods near the Chancellor House revealed the proximity of the Confederate army. The Twenty-Seventh spent a long evening at arms, busily digging entrenchments and building breastworks for the next day.1

1Winthrop Dudley Sheldon The "Twenty-Seventh," : A Regimental History (New Haven, Connecticut: Morris and Benham, 1866), 45-48.

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