Among the storied tactics employed by both sides during the American Civil War, one of the most brilliant was a flank attack by Confederate Lieutenant General "Stonewall" Jackson that routed the Union army's right wing. In the battle at Chancellorsville, a full moon may have changed the course of the American Civil War
Olson, Donald W., and Laurie E. Jasinski. "Stonewall Jackson in the moonlight: in the battle at Chancellorsville, Virginia, a full Moon may have changed the course of the American Civil War." Sky & Telescope, May 2013, p. 32+. General OneFile, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A331082196/GPS?u=maine&sid=GPS&xid=12eb2f3c.
Before May 1863, Chancellorsville, Va., was little more than an intersection on the way to Fredericksburg. Today, the area is renowned as the site of what many historians call Gen. Robert E. Lee's "greatest victory."
Harris, Margaret C. "Chancellorsville, May 1863: Lee uses audacity, surprise to defeat union forces." Infantry Magazine, Apr.-June 2015, p. 72+. General OneFile, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A471554262/GPS?u=maine&sid=GPS&xid=1c9cb218.
The Battle of Chancellorsville is considered Robert E. Lee’s masterpiece. His reputation as a military genius was sealed by fighting an incredibly successful offensive battle despite being outnumbered 2-to-1 and launching attacks on multiple fronts.
Early, James, and Scott Rank. “Episode 10: The Battle of Chancellorsville.” Key Battles of the Civil War, 11 Feb. 2019, itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-10-the-battle-of-chancellorsville/id1451661573?i=1000429652282&mt=2.