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Lexington, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Little Sorrel

 
 
Little Sorrel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
1. Little Sorrel Marker
Inscription.
War horse of
Gen. T. J. Jackson

Placed by Virginia Division
United Daughters of
the Confederacy
July 30, 1997

 
Erected 1997 by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 37° 47.435′ N, 79° 26.168′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Letcher Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Virginia Military Institute. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington VA 24450, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cadet Battery (here, next to this marker); Stonewall Jackson (a few steps from this marker); Barracks     The Virginia Military Institute (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Military Institute Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); George C. Marshall (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War (within shouting distance of this marker);
Little Sorrel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
2. Little Sorrel Marker
George Catlett Marshall (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson’s Classroom (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Additional comments.
1. Little Sorrel
“Little Sorrel” gained fame as the favorite mount of “Stonewall” Jackson during the Civil War. Jackson purchased the small horse from a Baltimore & Ohio train in 1861 for $150, with the intention of sending him to Mrs. Jackson. Little Sorrel (so named to distinguish him from a larger sorrel-colored horse Jackson owned) proved to be so calm on the battlefield Jackson decided to keep him. The pair were together throughout Jackson’s celebrated 1862 Valley Campaign. - Source: VMI Museum.
    — Submitted August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.

 
Categories. AnimalsWar, US Civil
 
Marker at VMI image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
3. Marker at VMI
Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
4. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
The marker and grave of Little Sorrel is located in front of a statue of Gen. T.J. Jackson.
Little Sorrel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
5. Little Sorrel
Little Sorrel's hide is on display in the nearby VMI Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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