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Stonewall Jackson Death Site

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This is the location where the Confederate General “Stonewall” Jackson, having been accidentally injured by his own men, succumbed to pneumonia and died in 1863. At the time, it was an office building belonging to the Thomas Chandler Plantation. The site came under the ownership of the Potomac Railroad and was opened to the public in the 20s as a “shrine” to Stonewall Jackson. It was sold to the National Park Service in 1937. All the other plantation buildings were dismantled but this one was preserved and restored by a group of women including the daughter of Thomas Chandler. The original clock, blanket, and bed which he died in still remain in place. Period-appropriate items have been placed in the rooms to evoke the time and place of his death. There are informational signs at the site describing the events that took place there. There is also a stone marker dedicated to Jackson outside the building, placed there in 1903 by a friend of Jackson. In 2019, the name of the site was changed from “Jackson Shrine” to “Stonewall Jackson Death Site.”

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