Memorializing Jackson's Death

Memorializing Jackson's Death (HMCLM)

Location: Spotsylvania, VA 22553 Spotsylvania County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 18.66', W 77° 39.01'

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The Battle of Chancellorsville

Of his soldiers he was the idol;
of his country he was the hope;
of war he was the master.

Senator John Warwick Daniel

When General "Stonewall" Jackson died eight days after being wounded in these woods, shock waves rippled through the South. Confederates immediately memorialized him in in words. "A greater sense of loss and deeper grief never followed the death of mortal man," wrote one artilleryman. Few felt Jackson's loss more keenly than Robert E. Lee, who confessed "I know not how to replace him."

After the war local residents erected a small boulder about 60 yards from the site, to commemorate the general's wounding. That rock still stands amid the bushes to your left-front. In 1888, 5,000 people attended the dedication of the more formal monument in front of you.
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HM NumberHMCLM
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Placed ByFredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 5:28am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 268289 N 4243645
Decimal Degrees38.31100000, -77.65016667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 18.66', W 77° 39.01'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 18' 39.60" N, 77° 39' 0.60" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8823-8973 Plank Rd, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US
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