Appointed a brigadier general when the Civil War broke out, Thomas J. It was there that the unit was described as standing its ground like a "stone wall" and the name forever became attached to Jackson. Hours after victories at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Jackson was accidentally shot by one of his own men and died eight days later.
He is considered the greatest military tactician of the American Civil War. PIECE OF WOOD FROM THE GRAVE AND CONTAINING THE REMAINS OF CONFEDERATE GENERAL STONEWALL JACKSON. Piece of wood, measuring 2.75 by 0.875 inches, from the grave and containing the remains of Confederate General Thomas J.
ACCOMPANIED WITH PROVENANCE FROM A FAMOUS REVEREND OF RICHMOND AND A CONFEDERATE OFFICER WHO SERVED UNDER GENERALS ROBERT E. LEE AND GEORGE PAUL HARRISON.
Attached to a letterpress card, measuring 6 by 3.5 inches and containing a 1.5 inch tear on the bottom border, with provenance from Reverend John J. Lafferty of Richmond and presented by James Z.
McChesney, served in General Robert E. 887 and as a Colonel and Assistant Inspector General on the staff of General George Paul Harrison. FOUND THE ROOTS HAD GONE DIRECTLY TO THE COFFIN AND EMBRACED BY CURIOUS CURVES AND BENDINGS THE BODY OF THE DEAD CHAMPION OF THE SOUTH. THESE LITTLE OBJECTS ARE MADE FROM WOOD NOURISHED BY THE MIGHTY DEAD, AND HOLDING IN ITS FIBERS THE DUST OF THE MATCHLESS HERO.
Provenance reads in full: In 1864 a gentleman in Cincinnati sent through the lines a twig of. Jackson's Staff, with the request that it be planted by the tomb of the Confederate warrior, in the Cemetery at Lexington, Va. It made rapid growth, and in years disturbed the modest mound.
The Sexton opened the earth and the company present found the roots had gone directly to the coffin and embraced by curious curves and bendings the body of the dead Champion of the South. My friend, the Sexton, handed me a section of the tree, and these little objects are made from wood nourished by the mighty dead, and holding in its fibers the dust of the matchless hero.