Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and the Wilderness: places long since enshrined in the pages of history. At Chancellorsville, Lee lost his most effective general to sheer fate and yet was his most stunning victory. The three days at Gettysburg was where pride and an unquenchable faith in God’s blessing turned the tide against the Confederacy. Lee’s road to defeat began at the Wilderness when he first faced Ulysses S. Grant. See the battles in detailed diagrams and personal accounts.