Near Locust Grove in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Arm of Stonewall Jackson
May 3, 1863.
Erected 1903 by Mr. Thomas Fortune Ryan & Capt. James Power Smith.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 3, 1863.
Location. 38° 19.085′ N, 77° 43.943′ W. Marker is near Locust Grove, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Constitution Highway (State Highway 20), on the right when traveling west. Located at Ellwood Cemetery just to the south of the Ellwood (Lacy) House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Locust Grove VA 22508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Stonewall” Jackson’s Arm (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named “Stonewall” Jackson’s Arm (here, next to this marker); Union Headquarters (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Union Headquarters (about 500 feet away); A Military Scene (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named A Military Scene (about Toil Without Choice at Ellwood (about 500 feet away); Ellwood - Home and Workplace (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Locust Grove.
More about this marker. This marker is one in a series of ten that were placed on Spotsylvania area battlefields on August 6 & 7, 1903. Funded by the New York philanthropist Thomas Fortune Ryan and their locations selected and placement supervised by Capt. James Power Smith (The last surviving member of Confederate Lt. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's staff.).
Regarding Arm of Stonewall Jackson. 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. Is Jackson's Arm Still Buried here?. (Submitted on December 4, 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.)
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