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Near Guinea in Caroline County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stonewall Jackson Died

 
 
Stonewall Jackson Died Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
1. Stonewall Jackson Died Marker
Inscription.
Stonewall Jackson
Died
May 10, 1862
Buried
Lexington, Va.

 
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); Guinea Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Plantations on Guinea Station Road (approx. 4.1 miles away); Stanardís Mill (approx. 4.5 miles away); Mud Tavern (approx. 4.6 miles away); James Farmer, Civil Rights Leader (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guinea.
 
Additional comments.
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, supervised the placement of the
Stonewall Jackson Died Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 11, 2007
2. Stonewall Jackson Died Marker
markers at key locations on the battlefields. The expense was mostly paid out of pocket by businessman Thomas F. Ryan (of New York and Virginia).

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.
 
The Jackson Marker Stone next to the Guinea Station Waysides image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W.
3. The Jackson Marker Stone next to the Guinea Station Waysides
Jackson's Grave in Lexington image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
4. Jackson's Grave in Lexington
 
 
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 968 times since then and 31 times this year. 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.
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