Daniel Boyd wrote his father Robert on May 7, 1863 shortly after the fateful Battle of Chancellorsville. This battle was a mixed bag for the Confederacy. It was perhaps General Stonewall Jackson’s most masterful victory over the federal army, but it would also prove to be his last. Brought down by friendly fire mistaking his group for a Union party, he would expire from his wounds on May 10.
In this letter, Daniel reports on his eyewitness account of the battle.
The Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal for History 2012.
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