Chancellorsville, As Documented By
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The Southern Historical Society Papers

      "In New Orleans, in 1868, I determined to set foot on a plan for the systematic collection and preservation of the Southern archives relating to the war. General Dick Taylor cordially encouraged me, and in May of that year I called a meeting  by quiet personal requests of nine or ten gentlemen in the office of Hewitt and Morton. After conversational discussion, it was agreed to meet at the same place one week from that date. Meantime, each of us agreed to canvass among friends and bring them in to help. Next week forty of us assembled, (among them were ten former generals, seven colonels two lieutenant generals, one major, seven captains, two first lieutenants, six medical officers and three members who had been in the Confederate Congress.) and the noble and able Presbyterian divine, Dr. B.M. Palmer, was elected president, and our work went on for several years......."

Major General Dabney Herndon Maury
Founder of the Southern Historical Society

        Thus began one of the most extensive searches for data supporting the "Southern Cause" ever attempted. The Southern Historical Society Papers consist of 52 volumes and contain some of the finest writings of the men of the South ever assembled. For this section of my website I have selected only those that pertain directly to the Battle of Chancellorsville.   The following articles are presented in no particular sequence and may be read, at you leisure, in any order you prefer.

Dodge  At Chancellorsville As strange as it may seem, Colonel Theodore A. Dodge was in the Union Army!
Fitz Lee At Chancellorsville See what this famous Confederate Vet has to say about the battle.
Interview with a Confederate Prisoner The Story of General Averell's Interview with a Confederate Prisoner Retold.
55th Virginia at Chancellorsville Kind of an interesting read on this regiment at Chancellorsville.
Wounding of Stonewall An interesting piece by a one of Stuart's Horse Artillery.

          This page last updated 03/01/02

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