Lexington, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Jackson probably bought his rockaway in 1859, possibly from the local carriage dealer in Lexington. His wife wrote in her memoirs, “Upon a visit from my mother to us, he went out and, unexpected to me, bought a rockaway, saying she was not strong enough to walk all over town, and he wanted her to see and enjoy everything while she was with us.”
In May 1861, shortly after the war began, Jackson wrote his wife from Harper’s Ferry, “Let Mr. Tebbs have the horse and rockaway at his own price; and if he is not able to pay for them, you give them to him, as he is a minister of the Gospel.”
Location. 37° 47.107′ N, 79° 26.476′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Marker can be reached from East Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 East Washington Street, Lexington VA 24450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lt. Gen. Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson 1824-1863 The Stonewall Jackson House (here, next to this marker); Jackson's Garden (here, next to this marker); The Jacob Ruff House, ca. 1829 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Alexander-Withrow House, ca. 1793 (within shouting distance of this marker); Campbell House, ca. 1845 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sloan House, ca. 1844-45 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lexington (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
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Additional keywords. Stonewall Jackson, Lexington, Virginia, Stonewall Jackson House, Mary Anna Jackson
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Roads & Vehicles • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 26, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,095 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 26, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.