Other Names: Maryes Heights
Campaign: Chancellorsville Campaign (April-May 1863)
Date(s): May 3, 1863
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick [US]; Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early [CS]
Forces Engaged: Corps
Estimated Casualties: 2,000 total
Description: On May 1, Gen. Robert E. Lee left Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Earlys division to hold Fredericksburg, while marching with the rest of the army to meet Hookers main offensive thrust at Chancellorsville. On May 3, the Union VI Corps under Sedgwick, reinforced by John Gibbons II Corps division, having crossed the Rappahannock River, assaulted and carried the Confederate entrenchments on Maryes Heights. The outnumbered Confederates withdrew and regrouped west and southeast of town.
Result(s): Union victory