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

Jackson

 
 
Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
1. Jackson Marker
Inscription. (South Face):
On this Spot
fell
mortally wounded
Thomas J. Jackson
Lt. Gen. C.S.A.
May 2nd 1863

(East Face):
There is Jackson standing
like a
stone wall
Bee at Manassas.

(North Face):
Could I have directed events,
I should have chosen for the good of the
country to be disabled in your stead.
I congratulate you upon the victory, which
is due to your skill and energy!
- R. E. Lee, General

(West Face):
Let us pass over the river and
rest under the shade of the trees.
His last words.

 
Location. 38° 18.652′ N, 77° 39.027′ W. Marker is in Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Plank Road / Germania Highway (State Highway 3), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located between the highway and the Chancellorsville Battlefield unit visitors center for the Fredericksburg-Spotsyvania National Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jackson Monuments (a few steps from this marker); Memorializing Jackson's Death (within shouting
South Face image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
2. South Face
distance of this marker); Chancellorsville Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Catastrophe (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Fatal Reconnaissance (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chancellorsville.
 
Regarding Jackson. 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 section for a listing of related markers on the tour.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Virtual Tour by Markers of the Wounding of "Stonewall" Jackson.
 
Also see . . .  Wounding of Stonewall Jackson Virtual Tour by Markers.
East Face image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
3. East Face
This facing references a statement made by Brigadier General Bernard Bee at the First Battle of Manassas, which lead to Jackson's popular nickname - "Stonewall."
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.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
North Face image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
4. North Face
This face references a dispatch sent by General Lee to Jackson, on May 3, 1863.
The West Face image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
5. The West Face
The statement here is attributed as Jackson's last words on May 10, 1863.
Visitor Center Illustration of Jackson's wounding image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 18, 2008
6. Visitor Center Illustration of Jackson's wounding
Visitor Center Illustration of Jackson's wounding image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 18, 2008
7. Visitor Center Illustration of Jackson's wounding
Unknown US Soldier image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
8. Unknown US Soldier
Next to the Jackson Monument is the grave of an unknown Union solider.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,191 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6, 7. submitted on July 25, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   8. submitted on December 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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