Saturday, May 2, 1863
The Twenty-Seventh Connecticut took a position in the woods near the Chancellor House with the Second Corps. They spent all morning and the early afternoon building breastworks for an ensuing attack. They expected an attack along the Orange Plank Road from the east, but in the late afternoon General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson attacked from the west, rolling up the Union line toward Chancellorsville. General Winfield Hancock ordered his Second Corps to stand firm and expect an attack from the front or from the rear.1
1Winthrop Dudley Sheldon The "Twenty-Seventh," : A Regimental History (New Haven, Connecticut: Morris and Benham, 1866), 48-51.