Stonewall Jackson Monument - Lexington, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 37° 46.834 W 079° 26.725
17S E 636898 N 4182606
Quick Description: General "Stonewall" Jackson statue at his gravesite
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/9/2010 6:17:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM9EFR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member condor1
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Long Description:
Official Description:
Standing figure of Jackson, wearing the uniform of a Confederate Lieutenant General, but with his head uncovered. He stands with his proper right leg slightly bent and forward, while the weight of his body rests on his proper left leg. His proper left arm is bent and his proper left hand rests on the hilt of his sword. In his proper right hand he holds binoculars.

Inscriptions:
Edward V. Valentine
Sculptor. Richmond, Va.

CAST BY THE HENRY BONNARD BRONZE CO. NEW YORK. 1890

JACKSON/1824-1863

STONEWALL

bronze plaque: The fame of Stonewall Jackson is no longer the exclusive property of Virginia and the South. It has become the birthright of every man privileged to call himself an American. signed Founders mark appears.

Interesting tradition:
Lemons are tossed at the base of the statue in tribute to "Stonewall" Jackson. While Jackson was reported to enjoy fruits of all kinds, this "lemon myth" is continued. VMI reference

TITLE: Stonewall Jackson Monument

ARTIST(S): Edward Virginius Valentine

DATE: Commissioned 1888. 1890. Cast 1890. Dedicated July 21, 1891.

MEDIUM: Bronze on granite base

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS 75008592

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery
Lexington, Virginia


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
None


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