On this day in the Civil War, the Confederate Army defeats the Federal Army of the Potomac at the Battle of Chancellorsville, through a flanking action led by Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. Tragedy strikes the Confederate Army when Jackson is wounded by his own men and undergoes an amputation of his arm. The arm is given a proper burial at the Ellwood Plantation family cemetery in Virginia.

When Confederate General Robert E. Lee learns of the amputation of General Jackson’s arm, he states “He has lost his left arm, but I my right.”

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For further information on visiting Ellwood Plantation:

https://www.nps.gov/frsp/learn/historyculture/ellwood.htm

 

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