I had initially planned to hike the route of Jackson’s flank march today (May 2) to commemorate its 157th anniversary. I ended up taking my camera instead so that I could–at least virtually–take you on the flank march route with me. The result, for those of you trapped in lock-down and pining for a little time on the battlefield, was a video tour of the flank march. I had a lot of fun making it, and I hope you’ll have a lot of watching it.
If you’re looking for a little about Stonewall Jackson’s wounding, you can watch this video from the wounding site on the ECW YouTube page.
And, of course, there are certainly folks wondering, “If Stonewall hadn’t gotten shot….” I tackled that topic in a pair of posts back in 2011. (They remain among my favorite posts ever.) I’m a huge admirer of Jackson, but I do think his accidental wounding at the hands of his own men may have been the best thing to happen for Robert E. Lee during the battle of Chancellorsville.