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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Stonewall Jackson Shrine

Arrival at Guinea station  by ambulance on May 4, 1863,   the  last six days of General Jackson's life were spent here.   Located in Caroline county Virginia.
Brought here for convalescence after being wounded and his arm amputated.  A stop here before trip to Richmond that never happened.






   " Fairfield" was the name of Thomas Chandlers 740 acre plantation and below is picture  of the farm office.

Chandler offered his home,  but Jackson's doctor and his staff chose here for rest and quiet.     The only structure remaining.
info. - Va.is for lovers website - stonewall Jackson





After designated as "historic shrine",  restoration took place in 1920's and 60's.  About 45 percent of structure is original fabric.   Info. - found on  Virginia is for lovers website - Stonewall Jackson shrine.





the only items original to the room where Jackson died are the wood frame bed and the blanket at the foot that covered him.











ahead is the location of Chandler home



pretty property

Must have looked some what barren in 1863.
The trees do not look to be as old from  the day when Jackson was here.

some before pictures of the plantation office and other good info.  is found here at   civil war battlefields.us blog.
Looking back at a beautiful 
 sky. 
Hard to imagine the turmoil of war here at one time.

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