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On this day in the Civil War, Confederate General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson dies of pneumonia at Guinea Station, Virginia. Several days earlier, Jackson was wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville. His dying words are: “Let us pass over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.”

 

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General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson

(Photo Credit: Library of Congress)

                                                                                                 

On this day in the Civil War, the Federal army’s flanking move after the Battle of the Wilderness, is stopped by Confederates. This action starts the bloody Battle of Spotsylvania.