Contrary to popular belief, Chancellorsville was not a town, it was a brick house erected at the crossroads of a vital intersection about ten miles to the west of Fredericksburg. The two and a half story house was built around 1815, and it’s ideal location made it the perfect site for a roadside inn, which it was used as for 40 years prior to the Battle of Chancellorsville. The house no longer stands as it was destroyed by Confederate artillery during the fighting on on May 3rd, 1863. The west wing of the structure was rebuilt but was again destroyed in a fire in 1927. All that remains are the building foundations and the front steps.