Category Archives: Emerging Civil War
A lesser known part of the Chancellorsville campaign is the battle that swirled around Salem Church on May 3rd and 4th, 1863.
On May 15, 1863—150 years ago today—Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was laid to rest in his beloved Shenandoah Valley. He had died five days previously and, since his death, his remains had traveled from Guinea Station down to Richmond … Continue reading
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The same clock ticks away the hours in the Jackson Shrine today as 150 years ago. On the eve of the anniversary of Jackson’s death, candles set the scene for Jackson’s last night.
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Part II in a series On the evening of May 2, Jackson rode forward of his lines to scout the Union position. Riding back on the Mountain Road he was stuck by three bullets in a volley from the 18th … Continue reading
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