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Guinea Station, Virginia

Stonewall Jackson Shrine

The building where General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson died has been preserved and is maintained by the National Park Service. Since our 2003 tour took place when the building was not open to the public, I returned in 2005. The exterior was undergoing maintenance and the interior was open with volunteers serving as guides.

After Jackson was wounded by friendly fire at Chancellorsville in 1863, he was taken to Guinea Station to recuperate. The intention was to transport him to Richmond as soon as the rail lines were secured. At Guinea Station, Jackson was welcomed at Fairfield Plantation, where his staff requested that he be allowed to stay in the modest building seen here, an office not far from the main house.

Although his badly wounded arm had been amputated, Jackson could have survived except that pneumonia set in and doctors had few effective treatments for it. Jackson's wife Anna was able to get here and was with him when he died on May 10, 1863.

The Jackson Shrine is not far from I-95 near Thornburg, Virginia not far south of Fredericksburg.

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The Bed where Stonewall jackson Died Building Interior A Painter maintains the exterior
07LWguinea 6guinea1864 The building where Jackson died quickly became a hallowed place. Among its visitors during the Civil War was Union General U. S. Grant, who passed through during his 1864 campaign and spoke with Mrs. Chandler about Jackson's death.
From the Parking Lot Sign about Guinea Station in 1864

Frank and Linda

Earlier Pictures of Guinea Station | Beginning of Chancellorsville Battlefield Tour

Copyright 2003-2005. Photos taken by Linda Walcroft except for the picture "from the Parking Lot" of Linda which was taken by Frank Walcroft.



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