"Stonewall" Jackson's Arm

"Stonewall" Jackson's Arm (HM20F)

Location: Locust Grove, VA 22508 Orange County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 19.086', W 77° 43.94'

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— The Battle of Chancellorsville —

Here, in the Jones family cemetery, lie the remains of "Stonewall" Jackson's left arm. The Confederate general lost the limb during the Battle of Chancellorsville, where he was mistakenly shot by his own troops. Surgeons removed the mangled appendage at the Wilderness Tavern field hospital, one-half mile to your left-rear, early May 3, 1863.

Jackson's chaplain, the Rev. B. Tucker Lacy, visited the hospital later that morning. As he was leaving Jackson's tent, Lacy saw the general's amputated arm lying outside the door. He gathered up the bloody limb and carried it across the fields to his brother's estate, Ellwood, and buried it here in the family cemetery. In 1903, the Rev. James Power Smith erected the small granite marker that stands over the arm. Smith had been on Jackson's staff during the Civil War and later married Agnes Lacy, the daughter of Ellwood's owner.

Jackson remained at Wilderness Tavern for just one day. On May 4, 1863, he made the 26-mile journey to Guinea Station (right). He died there six days later.

"He has lost his left arm; but I have lost my right arm."
- Robert E. Lee on "Stonewall" Jackson This photograph of Jackson was taken in April 1863, a week before he was shot.
HM NumberHM20F
Placed ByFredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Historical Park, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 7:58am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 261127 N 4244642
Decimal Degrees38.31810000, -77.73233333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.086', W 77° 43.94'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 5.16" N, 77° 43' 56.40" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 36420-36498 VA-20, Locust Grove VA 22508, US
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