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The North gained nothing at Chancellorsville except the mortal wounding and death of one of the best southern commanders, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson. For that the Yankees paid a heavy price in men killed, wounded and missing, and in a lost opportunity to turn Lee's flank, to get around Lee's army and steal a march on Lee in the direction of Richmond, Virginia, the Rebel capital. The Yankee commander, Hooker, actually did a fine job, far better than most of his predecessors, in starting to move around Lee, getting upriver with substantial forces and then across the river to the same side as the southern army. This move placed Lee in a very dangerous position, between two large Yankee forces. But having got over the River, Hooker then stopped, and worst of all stopped in an area of thick, second growth scrub brush and trees called "The Wilderness". In a place like The Wilderness (which surrounded Chancellorsville) Hooker's large advantage in artillery could not be brought to bear, and his edge in manpower was largely negated.

The south at Chancellorsville gained a smashing, complete victory over the Yankee army and turned back yet another attempt to move on Richmond. Many regard Chancellorsville as Lee's finest battle and greatest triumph, as the victory was gained against tremendous odds. The cost to the south in lost men was also high, and Jackson was irreplaceable.

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