Without Chancellorsville, there would have been no Gettysburg. Lee suffered 13,000 casualties which amounted to 22% of his army, men difficult to replace. He Lost Stonewall Jackson a vacancy that could never be filled. Finally, Lee's triumph at Chancellorsville imbued him with the belief that his army was invincible. He convinced the Richmond government to endorse his proposed offensive into Pennsylvania. Within six weeks, the Army of Northern Virginia confidently embarked on a journey northward to keep an appointment with destiny at a place called Gettysburg.
Lee spit up his army and sent Thomas Jackson around the Union army to attack it in the left flank. a daring move since lee was out number.
And this is where Thomas J. Jackson lost his life, hence the death of the Confederacy.
I don't regard it as a critical battle either. Not a turning-point, nor a major conflict.
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