Another great article providing not often heard insights regarding the link between the Battle of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg.
By Eric J Wittenburg:
Although I am best known as a “Gettysburg guy,” I have long been absolutely fascinated by the battle of Chancellorsville. Last month, I spent 2.5 days leading a tour of the sites associated with the Chancellorsville Campaign for several fellows who hired me. The preparation re-focused me on the battle, and my primary theme for the tour was “in order to truly understand Gettysburg, you have to have a very solid understanding of Chancellorsville.” It was one of our major focuses, and after finishing the tour, I am more convinced than ever that this is a true statement. I’ve written about this topic previously on my blog, but I have come to further conclusions that only further validate my thoughts on the subject.