Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Follow Up On Jackson's Arm

From Wikipedia.

When Lee heard that Stonewall Jackson's arm had been amputated, he said, "He has lost his left arm, but I have lost my right arm."

Beverly Lacy wrapped his commander's arm and took it to his brother's plantation, Ellwood, on the eastern edge of Orange County, Virginia.  And, Jackson's arm wasn't the only burial at Ellwood.  Captain James Boswell, an engineer on the staff who was killed when Jackson was struck.  And, Major Joshua Stover of the 10thVirginia, killed May 3, 1863, was also interred there.

After the war, these last two were dug up and reinterred at the Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery.

Arms and Limbs.  --Old Secesh

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