Remembering Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson

May 10, 2013, will mark the 150th anniversary of the death of StonewallJackson who was accidentally shot by Confederate pickets at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863. General Jackson survived with the loss of an arm, but died of complications from pneumonia eight days later. The War Between the States Sesquicentennial, 150th Anniversary, continues through 2015.

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Robert E. Lee was born on January 19, 1807 at Stratford, Westmoreland County, Virginia and Stonewall Jackson was born on January 21, 1824 in Clarksburg, Virginia.

General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson is considered by Military historians as one of the most gifted tactical commanders in United States history. He was General Robert E. Lee’s right hand during many battles and….

When Stonewall Jackson passed away, General Robert E Lee was quoted as saying “Jackson has lost his left arm, but I have lost my right”.


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