Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson defeated Major General Joseph Hooker’s Union forces in what is considered to be Lee’s greatest victory during the war. The battle was found from April 30 to May 6, 1863, and is widely known for the friendly fire that caused Stonewall Jackson’s fatal injury.
Each major Civil War battle fought in Virginia has a section on the CWT website with battle maps, battle facts, articles, historical resources, and more.
“The Civil War Trust is the largest and most effective nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America’s hallowed battlegrounds. Although primarily focused on the protection of Civil War battlefields, the Trust also seeks to save the battlefields connected to the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. Through educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives, the Trust seeks to inform the public about the vital role these battlefields played in determining the course of our nation’s history.”