Hooker reached this point, April 30, 1863; next day he entrenched, with his left wing on the river and his right wing on this road several miles west. That wing was surprised by Jackson and driven back here, May 2. The Confederates stormed the position here, May 3. The Union army withdrew northward, May 5-6, 1863.
Geographic Location: Spotsylvania County
Physical Description of Location: 8840 Elys Ford Road (County Road 610), about .1 miles north of intersection with Plank Road (Virginia 3), Fredericksburg, VA 22407.
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