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Near Chancellorsville in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jackson’s Amputation

 
 
Jackson's Amputation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
1. Jackson's Amputation Marker
Inscription. Near here stood the hospital tent to which the wounded "Stonewall" Jackson was brought during the Battle of Chancellorsville. In that tent his left arm was amputated on May 3, 1863. He died seven days later at Guinea.
 
Erected 1983 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number J-37.)
 
Location. 38° 19.497′ N, 77° 43.295′ W. Marker is near Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Plank Road / Germania Highway (State Highway 3) and Constitution Highway (State Highway 20), on the right when traveling west on Plank Road / Germania Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Landmark in the Wilderness (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Wilderness Tavern (about 400 feet away); Orange County / Spotsylvania County (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Campaign of 1781 (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Military Scene (approx. 0.7 miles away); Union Headquarters (approx. 0.7 miles away); Archeology at Ellwood (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ellwood (approx. 0.7 miles away).
 
Regarding Jackson’s Amputation.
Amputation Marker Along Germania Highway (VA 3) image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
2. Amputation Marker Along Germania Highway (VA 3)
This is one of several markers for the Battle of Chancellorsville associated with the wounding and death of General "Stonewall" Jackson. See the Wounding of Stonewall Jackson Tour by Markers in the links section for a listing of related markers on the tour.
 
Also see . . .  Wounding of Stonewall Jackson Virtual Tour by Markers. This virtual tour includes markers on the Wounding of Stonewall Jackson walking trail and sites associated with the Jackson's death on May 10, 1863. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Lacy family cemetery at Ellwood. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 10, 2007
3. Lacy family cemetery at Ellwood.
This cemetery is the final resting place for Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson's amputated left arm.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,332 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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