Near Guinea in Caroline County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Stonewall Jackson Died
May 10, 1862
Location. 38° 8.89′ N, 77° 26.422′ W. Marker is near Guinea, Virginia, in Caroline County. Marker is on Stonewall Jackson Road (County Route 606). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodford VA 22580, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Staggering Blow (here, next to this marker); War Comes to Fairfield (here, next to this marker); Fairfield Plantation (here, next to this marker); Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Guinea Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Plantations on Guinea Station Road (approx. 4.1 miles away); Stanard’s Mill (approx. 4˝ miles away); Mud Tavern (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guinea.
1. Story of the Marker
This is one of ten "Smith" markers placed on the Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Battlefields in the first decade of the 20th century. Lieutenant James Powers Smith, formerly a staff officer on General Jackson's staff,
Originally this marker stone was placed close to the rail lines, as to make it visible to those on trains paused at the nearby station. The National Park Service relocated the stone in the 1960's (catering to automobile traffic) and added the last two lines "Buried Lexington, VA." The later was added when many visitors began asking if Jackson was buried nearby. The monument has suffered some damage over the last few decades, each time repaired by patches.
(Source: History Through Eyes of Stone: A Survey of Civil War Monuments near Fredericksburg, Virginia by Donald C. Pfanz, February 1983, revised September 2006. Mr. Pfanz is a Park Historian at Fredericksburg-Spotslyvania National Military Park.)
— Submitted November 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,055 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on November 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 2. submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 3. submitted on November 5, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 4. submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.