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Area Where Stonewall Jackson Was Shot

General Stonewall Jackson was shot by one of his own men in this area of Plank Road during the Battle of Chancellorsville. The photo, taken sometime in 1865, has this description from the Library of Congress (where it is maintained):

Trees shattered by artillery fire on south side of Plank Road near where Gen. Stonewall Jackson was shot.

As a result of his shooting injuries, General Jackson lost an arm (to amputation). As a result of his dropping injuries—his men accidentally dropped the General from the stretcher they were using—he lost his life (after developing pneumonia).

The death of General Jackson was a personal blow to Confederate General Robert E. Lee and a disastrous development for the Confederacy.


Media Credits

Photo from the Library of Congress Civil War Photograph Collection. According to the Library of Congress, this 1865 picture was taken by a member of the field staff organized by Mathew B. Brady. The photographer may have been George N. Barnard.

 

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