Blue Ridge PBS's Civil War Series
Hosted by Dr. James I. Robertson
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Episode Six - Tragic Victory: The Battle of Chancellorsville
Many Civil War historians consider Chancellorsville Robert E. Lee's most complete victory, and others consider it the south's best chance at independence. James I. Robertson, Jr., Virginia Tech's nationally recognized Civil War author/historian examines General Joe Hooker's plan to trap the Confederate Army and Lee's plan to thwart the Union design by splitting his army twice in the face of 2 to 1 odds. Follow Stonewall Jackson on his incredible flank march that led to the defeat of yet another Union Army. See victory turn to tragedy when the South loses its most able field commander when Jackson is killed by friendly fire.