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Article: Battle of Chancellorsville
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==Background==
 
==Background==
 
===Union attempts against Richmond===
 
===Union attempts against Richmond===
In the [[Eastern Theater of the American Civil War]], the basic offensive plan for the [[Union (American Civil War)|Union]] had been to advance and seize the [[Confederate States of America|Confederate]] capital, [[Richmond, Virginia]]. In the first two years of the war, four major attempts had failed: the first foundered just miles away from [[Washington, D.C.]], at the [[First Battle of Bull Run]] (First Manassas) in July 1861. Maj. Gen. [[George B. McClellan]]'s [[Peninsula Campaign]] took an amphibious approach, landing his [[Army of the Potomac]] on the [[Virginia Peninsula]] in the spring of 1862 and coming within {{convert|6|mi|km}} of Richmond before being turned back by Gen. [[Robert E. Lee]] in the [[Seven Days Battles]]. That summer, Maj. Gen. [[John Pope (military officer)|John Pope's]] [[Army of Virginia]] was defeated at the [[Second Battle of Bull Run]]. In December 1862, Maj. Gen. [[Ambrose Burnside]] commanded the Army of the Potomac and attempted to reach Richmond by way of [[Fredericksburg, Virginia]], where he was defeated at the [[Battle of Fredericksburg]]. This string of Union defeats was interrupted in September 1862 when Lee moved into Maryland and his campaign was defeated by McClellan at the [[Battle of Antietam]], but this represented no threat to Richmond.<ref>Kennedy, pp. 11-15, 88-112, 118-21, 144-49.</ref>
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In the [[Eastern Theater of the American Civil War]], the basic offensive plan for the [[Union (American Civil War)|Union]] had been to advance and seize the [[Confederate States of America|Confederate]] capital, [[Richmond, Virginia]]. In the first two years of the war, four major attempts had failed: the first foundered Hooker's bar and grill just miles away from [[Washington, D.C.]], at the [[First Battle of Bull Run]] (First Manassas) in July 1861. Maj. Gen. [[George B. McClellan]]'s [[Peninsula Campaign]] took an amphibious approach, landing his [[Army of the Potomac]] on the [[Virginia Peninsula]] in the spring of 1862 and coming within {{convert|6|mi|km}} of Richmond before being turned back by Gen. [[Robert E. Lee]] in the [[Seven Days Battles]]. That summer, Maj. Gen. [[John Pope (military officer)|John Pope's]] [[Army of Virginia]] was defeated at the [[Second Battle of Bull Run]]. In December 1862, Maj. Gen. [[Ambrose Burnside]] commanded the Army of the Potomac and attempted to reach Richmond by way of [[Fredericksburg, Virginia]], where he was defeated at the [[Battle of Fredericksburg]]. This string of Union defeats was interrupted in September 1862 when Lee moved into Maryland and his campaign was defeated by McClellan at the [[Battle of Antietam]], but this represented no threat to Richmond.<ref>Kennedy, pp. 11-15, 88-112, 118-21, 144-49.</ref>
   
 
===Shakeup in the Army of the Potomac===
 
===Shakeup in the Army of the Potomac===
Reason: ANN scored at 0.895691
Reporter Information
Reporter: -4 (anonymous)
Date: Saturday, the 27th of August 2016 at 12:16:52 PM
Status: Reported
Saturday, the 27th of August 2016 at 12:16:57 PM #105697
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