Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
N 37° 33.638 W 077° 28.278
18S E 281720 N 4159938
Quick Description: This statue of General "Stonewall" Jackson stands on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 9/19/2006 2:45:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMQXE
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 32

Long Description:
Lieutenant General "Stonewall" Jackson's full name was Thomas Jonathan Jackson. Jackson was given the nickname for bravery at the first Battle of Manassas (Bull Run), "standing like a stone wall." General Jackson was instrumental in the Confederate victories at Second Manassas, Antietem, and the Battle of Chancellorsville. Jackson died at age 39, as a result of "friendly fire" at Chancellorsville in 1863, after some of his own men mistook him in the darkness and shot him. His monument was unveiled on Oct. 11, 1919 sitting at the corner of Monument Avenue and the Boulevard. His statue faces North with Jackson sitting on his horse holding his reigns in his left hand and his hat in his right.
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THIS STATUE IS LOCATED AT THE CENTER OF MONUMENT AVENUE IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, WHICH IS A BUSY CITY STREET. CAUTION SHOULD BE USED WHEN VISITING THIS STATUE AS PARKING IS VERY LIMITED AND VISITORS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC.
Identity of Rider: Thomas Jonathan Jackson

Identity of Horse: Little Sorrell

Date of Dedication: October 11, 1919

Material: Bronze

Unusual Features: Stands at the Center of Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia

Position: All Hooves Planted

Name of artist: Not listed

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