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ˈtʃæn sə lərzˌvɪl, -slərz-, ˈtʃɑn-chan·cel·lorsville

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  1. Chancellorsvillenoun

    a village in northeastern Virginia

  2. Chancellorsvillenoun

    a major battle in the American Civil War (1863); the Confederates under Robert E. Lee defeated the Union forces under Joseph Hooker


  1. chancellorsville

    Chancellorsville is a historic area located in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, United States, best known as the site of the Battle of Chancellorsville during the American Civil War in 1863. It was a major victory for the Confederate forces led by General Robert E. Lee and is often considered Lee's "perfect battle" due to his risky but successful division of his army in the face of a much larger Union force.


  1. Chancellorsville

    Chancellorsville is a two-player board wargame produced by Avalon Hill which re-enacts the American Civil War Battle of Chancellorsville. It was originally published in 1961, and republished in 1974. The game was designed by Wargaming Hall of Fame designer Charles S. Roberts. Chancellorsville was a sister game to the award-winning Gettysburg board game. Both were issued to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. Cardboard counters represented brigades and artillery battalions. Strength points were in scale with the relative strength and firepower of the actual brigades represented by the counters. As with the Gettysburg game system, Chancellorsville gives each unit an orientation, and an attacker can improve his odds by attacking a defender from the side or from the rear. The defender, meanwhile, can improve his odds by entrenching himself atop a hill. The original game included a heavy cardstock game board, over 300 die-cut counters, dice, rules sheet, and a pamphlet on the 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville. It was game #507 in the Avalon Hill catalogue. The 1974 reprint spawned another variant, which included three additional scenarios for battles that occurred in and around the Northern Virginia area, including Fredericksburg, The Wilderness, and Spotsylvania. In addition, the Avalon Hill gaming magazine, The General, included unmounted counters and rules for four new scenarios.

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  1. chancellorsville

    A small village of Spottsylvania Co., Va., near the Rappahannock River, about 65 miles north by west from Richmond. This place was the scene of several sanguinary conflicts between the Federal army of the Potomac under Gen. Hooker and the Confederates under Gen. Lee. On April 28, 1863, the Federal army crossed the Rappahannock; on May 2, Gen. “Stonewall” Jackson furiously attacked and routed the right wing, but was mortally wounded by his own party firing on him by mistake. Gen. Stuart took his command, and after a severe conflict on May 3 and 4, with great loss to both parties, the Federals were compelled to recross the Rappahannock. The struggle was compared to that at Hougoumont during the battle of Waterloo.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chancellorsville in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chancellorsville in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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