VMI to Mark 150 Years since 'Stonewall's' Death

By: Virginia AP Email
By: Virginia AP Email

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Military Institute plans a May full of events in honor of one of its most notable faculty members: Confederate General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.

A special exhibit opens May 1 at the VMI Museum, featuring Jackson's bullet-scarred raincoat, his blood-stained handkerchief and the surgeon's needle used in the amputation of Jackson's arm.

Later in May, a National Park Service historian will discuss Jackson's final hours and last journey to Lexington.

One-hundred-fifty years ago, Jackson was wounded by friendly fire in the din and confusion of battle. He died several days later On May 10, 1863.

Jackson is buried in Lexington.

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