Statue of General Thomas J. Jackson - Richmond, Virginia
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N 37° 32.356 W 077° 25.988
18S E 285031 N 4157479
Quick Description: A bronze sculpture of General Thomas J. Jackson located on the grounds of the Virginia State Capitol.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 2/23/2011 4:51:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMATP8
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:

The Statue of General Thomas J. Jackson, by J.H. Foley, R.A., presented in 1875 by Beresford Hope as a gift of English admirers of ‘Stonewall’.

From: Virginia - A Guide to the Old Dominion State, 1940 Pg 290.

The bronze sculpture rests on a granite base with the an inscription:

Presented by English gentlemen
as a tribute of admiration for
the soldier and patriot,
Thomas J. Jackson,
and gratefully accepted by Virginia
in the name of the Southern people.
Done A.D., 1875,
in the hundredth year of the Commonwealth.
‘Look! there is Jackson standing like a stone wall.’

The statue is situated on the north side of capital square, is in excellent condition and well maintained.

The Smithsonian Art Inventory further describes the statue as follows:

A standing portrait of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson with his proper right hand on his hip and his proper left hand holding a sword. The tip of the sword rest atop a pile of three blocks. He is dressed in his military uniform and his coat is draped over his proper left arm. The sculpture rests atop a tall granite base in the center of a circular plaza that is surrounded by a low post-and-chain fence.

Book: Virginia

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 290

Year Originally Published: 1940

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