Lexington, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
will be heard from
May 3, 1863
[ Lower Marker: ]
The 1990 restoration of the Jackson statue
was made possible by the descendants of
William Bradford Ryland, Class of 1924,
Alexander Fleet Ryland, Class of 1897,
Josiah Ryland, Class of 1859,
who studied under Jackson at the Institute.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1911.
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 37° 47.437′ N, 79° 26.161′ W. Marker was in Lexington, Virginia. Marker was on Letcher Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located on the grounds of the Virginia Military Institute, in front of the old barracks. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Lexington VA 24450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Cadet Battery (here, next to this marker); Little Sorrel (a few steps from this marker); Barracks The Virginia Military Institute (a few steps from this Virginia Military Institute Historic District (a few steps from this marker); George C. Marshall (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson’s Classroom (within shouting distance of this marker); George Catlett Marshall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
1. Statue removed and will be relocated.
VMI today removed the statue of Stonewall Jackson and it will be relocated to the Virginia Museum of the Civil War and New Market Battlefield State Historical Park.
The statue had been a subject of controversy for years, but the school had committed to keeping it in place in front of VMI’s historic barracks as recently as July.
— Submitted December 7, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 613 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of statue in its relocated location, upon completion of the move. • Can you help?