Birthplace of Stonewall Jackson

On this date, January 21, 1824, Thomas Jonathan Jackson was born in what was then Clarksburg, Virginia. Nothing of Jackson’s original home remains except for a plaque on the front of a building that now stands in the home’s former location. A compelling statue of Jackson stands just down the block in front of the Harrison County Courthouse.

However, here’s a cool lithograph I found of Jackson’s birthplace while poking around recently in the Library of Congress.

The accession stamp on the print is dated April 18, 1885. By that point, of course, western Virginia—including Clarksburg—had broken away from Virginia to become West Virginia.

You can see a higher-res version of the lithograph here, at the Library of Congress.

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