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May 10, 1863

Stonewall Jackson, wounded at Chancellorsville, May 2nd, 1863, and died in this house near Guinea Station, Va., May 10th 1863 [graphic], Computer file: 2000, Virginia W.P.A. Historical Inventory Project, Library of Virginia,  Richmond, Virginia.

Stonewall Jackson Died

General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (1824–1863) was wounded by friendly fire on May 2, 1863, at the Battle of Chancellorsville during the American Civil War. He was taken to a field hospital nearby where his left arm was amputated. Two days later he was moved to an office building at the Chandler house near Guinea Station. He seemed to be recovering, but his health took a turn for the worse on May 6 or 7, and he became steadily sicker, dying eight days after being wounded. This photograph, taken in 1937, is of the building in which Jackson died.