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

Jackson Monuments

 
 
Jackson Monuments Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
1. Jackson Monuments Marker
Inscription.  
The effort to erect a monument at the site of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's mortal wounding began in February 1887, when Fredericksburg newspaper editor Rufus Merchant founded the Stonewall Jackson Monument Association. On June 13, 1888, a crowd of more than 5,000 spectators attended dedication ceremonies at the monument. Guests included the former Confederate cavalry general, Governor Fitzhugh Lee, whose vigilant scouting activities during the Battle of Chancellorsville contributed to Jackson's success. Prior to construction of the monument, Jackson's former staff officers, Beverly Tucker Lacy and James Power Smith, assisted by Lacy's brother, J. Horace, of nearby Ellwood Plantation, transported the large quartz boulder to the wounding site.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1887.
 
Location. 38° 18.652′ N, 77° 39.012′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Plank Road / Germania Highway (State Highway 3), on the right when traveling west. Located behind the Chancellorsville
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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. Memorializing Jackson's Death (a few steps from this marker); Chancellorsville Campaign (a few steps from this marker); Jackson (a few steps from this marker); The Battle of Chancellorsville (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Catastrophe (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); A Fatal Reconnaissance (within shouting distance of this marker); Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania Courthouse.
 
More about this marker. The upper part of the marker displays "two unidentified men stand near the large unmarked boulder brought here sometime between 1876 and 1885 to mark the site of Jackson's wounding."
 
Regarding Jackson Monuments. This is one of several markers for the Battle of Chancellorsville along the Wounding of Stonewall Jackson walking trail. See the Wounding of Stonewall Jackson Tour by Markers in the links
Jackson Monuments Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
2. Jackson Monuments Marker
section for a listing of related markers on the tour.
 
Also see . . .  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.) 
 
The Original Marking Stone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
3. The Original Marking Stone
Jackson Monument-Near the spot he was shot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, March 20, 2000
4. Jackson Monument-Near the spot he was shot
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 June 17, 2024. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,949 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on April 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   5, 6, 7. submitted on July 25, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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