This is an important piece of Civil War real estate and must be saved!
Here are a series of essays on the Battle of Chancellorsville by Robert Krick. Krick, of Fredericksburg was chief historian of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park for 30 years. He is the author of 14 books; the most recent, “The Smoothbore Volley That Doomed the Confederacy,” was published in February by Louisiana State University Press.
Here is quite an article at the University of Virginia website about the Stephen Crane novel “The Red Badge of Courage” and it’s connection to the Battle of Chancellorsvile. It goes into great detail about the various phases of the battle which coincide with Henry Fleming and his unit’s experiences. And the author states interestingly enough that the battle wasn’t specifically mentioned in the book most likely because most common soldiers generally had no idea what town or area they were in until the end of the battle, if they ever did. A very interesting read.