Near Locust Grove in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
“Stonewall” Jackson’s Arm
—The Battle of Chancellorsville —
Jackson’s chaplain, the Rev. B. Tucker Lacy, visited the hospital later that morning. As he was leaving Jackson’s tent, Lacy saw the general’s amputated arm lying outside the door. He gathered up the bloody limb and carried it across the fields to his brother’s estate, Ellwood, and buried it here in the family cemetery. In 1903, the Rev. James Power Smith erected the small granite marker that stands over the arm. Smith had been on Jackson’s staff during the Civil War and later married Agnes Lacy, the daughter of Ellwood’s owner.
Jackson remained at Wilderness Tavern for just one day. On May 4, 1863, he made the 26-mile journey to Guinea Station (right). He died there six days later.
“He has lost his left arm; but I have lost my right arm.”
- Robert E. Lee on “Stonewall” Jackson This photograph of Jackson was taken in April 1863, a week before he was shot.
Erected by Fredericksburg and
Location. 38° 19.086′ N, 77° 43.94′ W. Marker is near Locust Grove, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Constitution Highway (Virginia Route 20), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at the cemetery, south of "Ellwood," the Lacy House. Marker is in this post office area: Locust Grove VA 22508, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arm of Stonewall Jackson (here, next to this marker); Union Headquarters (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Military Scene (about 500 feet away); Ellwood (about 500 feet away); Archeology at Ellwood (about 500 feet away); Grant Comes to Virginia (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Campaign of 1781 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grant’s Headquarters (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Locust Grove.
Regarding “Stonewall” Jackson’s Arm. 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 . . .
1. Battle of Chancellorsville. National Park Service site. (Submitted on December 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 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.)
3. The Curious Fate Of Stonewall Jackson's Arm. NPR's June 28, 2012 article on the fate of Jackson's arm, as part of NPR's Dead Stop Series. Includes an audio version of the article (which begins about 50 seconds into the sound clip). (Submitted on June 28, 2012.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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