Saturday, December 22, 2012

Stonewall Jackson's Arm Lies Here

From the May , Atlantic.

Jackson's arm was amputated May 2, 1863, after he was shot at the Battle of Chancellorsville by his own men.  Accidentally, of course.  Jackson's chaplain, Beverly Tucker Lacy, buried it the next day in a nearby family graveyard.

Jackson seemed to be recovering, but died may 10th of pneumonia.

A large boulder at the battlefield marks where he was shot.  The arm was buried at what was Ellwood Plantation.

Civil War wounds often meant death so a lot of limbs were amputated.

Armed and Ready.  --Old Secesh

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