"You Can Go Forward, Then" — Jackson
With those fateful words 30,000 Confederate soldiers would come crashing out of the woods into an unsuspecting Federal Eleventh Corps on the second day at Chancellorsville. Stonewall Jackson's Flank Attack would become maybe the most audacious tactical action of the entire Civil War.
In what has to be one of the most exciting battlefield preservation opportunities ever presented, we now have a chance to save a critical section of the battlefield where Jackson's forces smashed into the Union Buschbeck Line at Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863.
And not only can we save 85 irreplaceable acres at Chancellorsville, but we can also help save another 94 acres just three miles west, at The Wilderness Battlefield!
This is our chance to do something that we can be proud to tell our grandchildren about . . . let's all "go forward" together to save this historic ground.
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Header Image: "Jackson's Flank Attack," painting by Don Troiani, used with permission. www.historicalartprints.com