The Civil War, Day by Day

The Last Meeting


Battle of Chancellorsville

He paused for a brief, final roadside conference with his commander, General Robert E. Lee, then Jackson was off to win his greatest victory. It was also his last: “Stonewall” Jackson was mortally wounded at Chancellorsville and his fleeting consultation with Lee was the last meeting for the Confederate commanders.

Lee was making the biggest gamble of his military career, and Jackson was embarking upon perhaps the most daring flank movement he had ever undertaken. Yet around 7:30 a.m. on May 2, 1863, both generals were confident of success as they conferred briefly. Neither had a thought that this would be their last meeting.





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