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The Jackson Shrine

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about the Jackson Shrine

The National Park Service now maintains the Jackson Shrine and it is part

of the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park.

 

For information on the Jackson Shrine

The Jackson Shrine

For more information on the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

Video Tour of the Jackson Shrine.


 

 

 

The Jackson Shrine Photo Tour

 

On the night of May 2, 1863, General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was mistakenly shot by

his own men as he returned to his own lines after scouting Union positions during the

Battle of Chancellorsville. The wounds required that Jackson’s left arm be amputated.

After the surgery he was moved to Guinea Station to be near a railway that could move him to

Richmond, Virginia. While at Guinea Station Jackson stayed at T. C. Chandler’s plantation know as Fairfield.

Jackson stayed in the small office near the main house. Jackson’s wounds were healing and he appeared to be

recovering until Dr. McGuire diagnosed him as having pneumonia. Jackson’s health quickly became critical.

Jackson was able to spend time with his wife and baby girl.

 

At 3:15pm on May 10, 1863 General Thomas “Stonewall”Jackson died. Jackson’s

Doctor, Dr. McGuire took notes of Jackson’s last words,

"A few moments before he died he cried out in his delirium, 'Order A.P.Hill to prepare for action!

Pass the infantry to the front rapidly! Tell Major Hawks' -- then stopped, leaving the sentence unfinished.

Presently a smile ofineffable sweetness spread itself over his pale face, and he said quietly,

andwith an expression, as if of relief, 'Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees.'"

 

 

 

Jackson Shrine Office Building

 

The office building is the only building that remains from the plantation.

This historic building has been renovated and approximately 45% of the building is still the original structure.

The Park Service maintains the grounds and building. They have also set up a few

displays boards with information about Stonewall Jackson and the Jackson Shrine.

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Jackson Shrine Office Building Old photo Jackson Shrine Office Building Painting of Fairfield Park Service Information Sign
Park Service Sign about Jackson Jackson Marker

 

Upper Floor of the Jackson Shrine

Once you enter the Jackson Shrine you are in the Entrance Hall. Moving upstairs you find two rooms

used by Jackson's Staff and Jim.

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National Park Service Sign

Jim's bed National Park Service Sign

Upstairs Staff Room

Upstairs staff room

 

 

 

Lower Floor of the Jackson Shrine

There are three rooms located on the ground floor of the Jackson Shrine. The

small room is now used by the National Park Service as the Ranger Office.

Now know as the Waiting Room, Staff Officers and Doctors used this room to meet and discuss Jackson's medical condition.

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National Park Service Sign

Jim's bed

 

 

 

Jackson's Room

Jackson stayed in this room until his death. The bed frame, blanket at the foot of the bed and clock

are artifacts from the room when Jackson was here.

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Items in Jackson's Room

Items in Jackson's Room The Clock in Jackson's Room

Jackson's Blanket

Jackson's Bed

 

 

 


 

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