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

Memorializing Jackson's Death

The Battle of Chancellorsville

 

— Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park —

 
Memorializing Jackson's Death Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 9, 2009
1. Memorializing Jackson's Death Marker
Inscription.  
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 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.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
 
Location. 38° 18.66′ N, 77° 39.01′ W. Marker is near
Memorializing Jackson's Death Marker image. Click for full size.
April 17, 2021
2. Memorializing Jackson's Death Marker
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Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from Plank Road (State Highway 3), on the right when traveling west. Located behind the Chancellorsville Visitors Center to the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, on the "Wounding of Stonewall Jackson" walking trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9001 Plank Rd, Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chancellorsville Campaign (here, next to this marker); Jackson Monuments (a few steps from this marker); The Battle of Chancellorsville (a few steps from this marker); Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Catastrophe (within shouting distance of this marker); Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park (within shouting distance of this marker); A Fatal Reconnaissance (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania Courthouse.
 
More about this marker. On the lower left is a photo of The Jackson monuments, about 1900. The Orange Turnpike (modern Route 3) is on the right of the photo. On the right is a photo of Civil War veterans pos[ing] in front of the Jackson Monument.
 
Memorializing Jackson's Death Marker and nearby monument image. Click for full size.
April 17, 2021
3. Memorializing Jackson's Death Marker and nearby monument
The Original Marking Stone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain
4. The Original Marking Stone
Visitor Center Illustration of Jackson's wounding image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Fletcher, July 18, 2008
5. Visitor Center Illustration of Jackson's wounding
Visitor Center Illustration of Jackson's wounding image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Fletcher, July 18, 2008
6. Visitor Center Illustration of Jackson's wounding
Chancellorsville Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Fletcher, July 18, 2008
7. Chancellorsville Visitor Center
This marker is located behind the visitor center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2009. This page has been viewed 1,498 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on September 3, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on May 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2021.   4. submitted on December 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5, 6, 7. submitted on July 25, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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May. 16, 2022