March 15, 2014
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.