On this hill, May 3, 1863, Confederate General "J. E. B." Stuart was notified that General "Stonewall" Jackson had been wounded at Chancellorsville and that he was to take command of Jackson's Corps. Moments before, Stuart had ordered his 1,000 men from North Carolina and Virginia to attack the 3,400 Pennsylvanians under General A. W. Averell at Ely's Ford. After ordering three volleys of musket fire at the Union troops below, Stuart cancelled the attack and left to assume his command at Chancellorsville.
Geographic Location: Spotsylvania County
Physical Description of Location: 10427-10449 Elys Ford Road (County Road 610), about 5 miles north of intersection with Plank Road (Virginia 3), Fredericksburg, VA 22407.
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