The Rapidan River near Ely's Ford. Union troops crossed here in late April 1863 in their attempt to sweep around and pinch
General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia between the segment of the Union Army led by General Hooker
and that commanded by General John Sedgwick along the Rappahannock River at Fredericksburg.
In early May, men in blue would retreat back across this river in defeat and disbelief.
Chancellorsville National Battlefield, Virginia.