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Lexington October 2010
Courtesy of Lee Hohenstein
1. Lee Chapel and Museum
2. V.M.I.
3. Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery
Stonewall Jackson's Arm
5. Lexington, Virginia: History
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(4-89Enlarge This is a frontal view of the gravesite of Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, located in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery in Lexington, VA. The statue of Stonewall Jackson was sculpted by Edward V. Valentine and dedicated July 21, 1895. Jackson and his family are buried beneath the statue.

Two Virginia governors ( John Letcher and James McDowell) are buried in this cemetery, as well as 144 Confederate veterans including Sandie Pendelton, Lee's Chief of Artillery

Photo by Ed Conner

(4-89) Enlarge Side view of Stonewall Jackson's gravesite. Jackson was originally buried about 100 feet from this location.

Visitors to the gravesite frequently leave lemons at the site, remembering Stonewall's supposed fondness for the fruit. In actuality, Jackson had no particular fondness for lemons, he ate whatever fruit was available, which frequently included lemons from captured Federal stores. His favorite fruit were peaches.

Jackson's amputated arm is buried near the Chancellorsville Battlefield at "Elmwood", the family estate of the Lacy family. The Rev. Beverly Tucker Lacy buried the arm in the family plot, which was located about a mile from the field hospital where Jackson was initially treated. The NPS now owns the property, and there is a marker noting the location of the arm
Stonewall Jackson's Arm
Photo by Ed Conner


(7-85)  Side view of the Lee Chapel, located on the campus of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA.

Construction of the chapel began in 1867 at the request of Robert E. Lee during his tenure as President of Washington University. Completed in 1868, Lee attended daily services here and his office was located in the lower level.

Lee died on October 12, 1870 and was buried beneath the chapel. In 1883, an addition was made to the building which houses the famous recumbent statue of Lee by Edward Valentine. A family crypt was also constructed and Lee's remains were removed there. The crypt contains the remains of Lee, his wife, mother, father (the famous "Light-Horse" Harry Lee), all of the Lee children and other members of the Lee family

Photo by Ed Conner

(7-85) Front view of the Lee Chapel. Between the chapel and hedge to the right of the building is a series of steps leading to the lower level of the chapel and the entrance of Lee's office. Located just outside the office is a plot containing the remains of Lee's beloved warhorse, Traveller.

Traveller did not survive Lee for long; in 1871, while being exercised, Traveller stepped on a nail and developed lock-jaw, necessitating his destruction. For years, his mounted skeleton was displayed at the University. It became a custom among the students, that if you wanted a little luck in passing a particularly hard final, all you had to do was scrawl your name on Traveller's bones. Over a period of time, the skeleton became a mass of graffiti and the University had the skeleton disassembled and packed away in boxes. It was rescued by the Daughters of the Confederacy and Traveller was laid to rest close to his master

Photo by Ed Conner

(February 2008)  Side view of Lee's Chapel
Photo by George Petropol
  (February 2008)  Photo by George Petropol

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