"We marched down to the parlour..."Near here stood Cottage Home, the farmhouse of the Rev. Robert Hall Morrison, a Presbyterian minister and one of the founders of Davidson College. He and his wife, Mary Graham, had ten children; three of their daughters married men who later become Confederate generals. Eugenia Morrison married Rufus Clay Barringer, Isabella married Daniel Harvey Hill, and Mary Anna married Thomas Jonathan Jackson. The wedding of Mary Ann Morrison and Thomas J. Jackson took place at Cottage Home on July 16, 1857. At the time, Jackson was a professor of natural and experimental philosophy, and of artillery tactics, at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. Separated in April 1861 by the war, Jackson and his wife were reunited that November when she joined him at his headquarters in Winchester. One November 23, 1862, Julia Laura Jackson, their only child was born. She and her mother were with Jackson when he died on May 10, 1863, after he was wounded during the Battle of Chancellorsville.
|Series||This marker is part of the North Carolina Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||North Carolina Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 9:54am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 495899 N 3920318|
|Decimal Degrees||35.42628333, -81.04516667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 25.577', W 81° 2.71'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 25' 34.62" N, 81° 2' 42.60" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6615 State Rd 1511, Stanley NC 28164, US|
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