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Lexington, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Fame of Stonewall Jackson

 
 
The Fame of Stonewall Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
1. The Fame of Stonewall Jackson Marker
Inscription.  
Field Marshal the Right Honorable Viscount Wolseley, K.P., G.C.B., G.M., G.C.M.G.
British soldier of the highest rank,
says:
“The fame of Stonewall Jackson is no longer the exclusive property of Virginia and the South; it has become the birthright of every man privileged to call himself an American.”

This tablet placed by the Camp Frank Paxton, S.C.V., and the
Mary Custis Lee Chapter, U.D.C.

 
Erected by Sons of Confederate Veterans and Daughters of Confederate Veterans.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy series lists.
 
Location. 37° 46.836′ N, 79° 26.722′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Marker is on S Main Street (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in the middle of Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington VA 24450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
The Fame of Stonewall Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
2. The Fame of Stonewall Jackson Marker
The marker is seen here on the base of the statue of Stonewall Jackson at his grave.
are within walking distance of this marker. Lot One-Lexington (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hopkins Green (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Castle, ca. 1790 (approx. 0.3 miles away); "The Castle" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Alben W. Barkley (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Sloan House, ca. 1844-45 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Campbell House, ca. 1845 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Alexander-Withrow House, ca. 1793 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Additional comments.
1. Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War by G.F.R. Henderson
The quote by Viscount Wolseley is from his introduction to the book Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War by G.F.R. Henderson, 1898.
    — Submitted June 7, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
 
Grave of Stonewall Jackson with Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
3. Grave of Stonewall Jackson with Marker
Closeup of Stonewall Jackson image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
4. Closeup of Stonewall Jackson
Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
5. Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery
The Fame of Stonewall Jackson marker is located in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 597 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on January 31, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 24, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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