Grave Of Stonewall Jackson's Arm - Locust Grove VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme
N 38° 19.085 W 077° 43.943
18S E 261123 N 4244640
Quick Description: Stonewall Jackson's arm was amputated and buried on May 3, 1863
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 6/12/2011 5:05:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMBQ93
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 9

Long Description:
One of the popular and more macabre of attractions in Virginia is the grave for Stonewall Jackson's arm which is located off Rt. 20 in Locust Grove.

On May 2, 1863 during the Battle of Chancellorsville, Gen. Jackson was shot in his arm by friendly fire while patroling down a road. He was taken to a field hospital at Wilderness TavernClick for related waymark to open in new window where his arm was amputated. Rev. B. T. Lacy, Jackson's chaplain, scooped up the arm from a pile of amputated limbs and took it to his brother's homeClick for related waymark to open in new window which was nearby and buried it in the family cemetery. Today, the Arm Of Stonewall Jackson is the only marker in the small cemetery.

Another interesting attraction is the locationClick for related waymark to open in new window where Jackson was wounded. Both sites are open dawn to dusk.

Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Weekday Hours: From: 10:00 AM To: 12:00 AM

Weekend Hours: From: 10:00 AM To: 12:00 AM

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