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Tracing Their Steps: The route of march taken by the XI Corps from Brooke's Station to Chancellorsville

May 4, 2017

Junction of Rt. 629 and Rt. 608 in Stafford County, Va. Site of Brooke's Station and the relative location of the XI Corps headquarters in the early months of 1863.




















Located near US-17 at the junction of Rt.705 and Rt. 612, the XI Corps passed by this location on April 27th, 1863 on their march west.

Kelly's Ford, as taken from the bridge on Kelly's Ford Road. The XI Corps crossed the Rappahannock River at this point on the early morning hours of April 29th, 1863.



Panoramic view of the position held by the 1st Division, XI Corps on May 1st - May 2nd, 1863. 

Rt. 3, can be seen on the left portion of the image, noting the southward facing elements of the division along the Orange Turnpike. The 75th Ohio was positioned facing slightly to the west near the wooded area in the center of the image.


As seen below in the contemporary diagram from Lt. Oscar Ladley, 75th O.V.I., sent to his family immediately following the battle, the area was heavily wooded at the time they were there.






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