Where is his amputated arm buried?
died on May 10, 1863, at a field hospital near Guiney Station, VA,
approximately 30 miles from the battlefield at
Chancellorsville. The hospital was located in an office building
on the estate of Thomas and
body was returned to
for burial. He had spent almost ten years in the town while he was a
Professor at the Virginia Military Institute. The funeral took place on May
15, 1863. He was buried in what is now known as
Cemetery, located on
Main Street. The gravesite is today a popular
Jackson's amputated arm was buried by the Rev. Beverly
Tucker Lacy in his family burial plot at "Ellwood," the Lacy family estate
(15 miles west of Fredericksburg) that was located about one mile from the
field hospital where Jackson was initially treated. The National Park
Service now owns the land and there is a marker noting the location of the
pictures to tell us the whole story. Don
comes to us from Camden
by way of a number of pastoral assignments throughout the state. He is a
graduate of Ouachita
and holds a Doctor of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological
Seminary. His retirement has brought him to
Little Rock to be closer to his two hobbies;
grandchildren and the civil war. A longtime Civil War Buff, he has presented
many programs before roundtables in the area.
A SAD note from the
Our founder Bob
Younger passed away January 11.
He will be missed. Funeral services
were held at Newcomer Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 18, 2006.
They are located at 3940
Kettering Blvd. Kettering,
Bookshop is the premiere bookseller of Civil War books. Morningside is
also the publisher of the Gettysburg Magazine, a bi-annual,
scholarly publication devoted to the Battle of Gettysburg.
Concentrating solely on the Gettysburg Campaign, the magazine gives an in
depth study of the events that took place at
America's most famous battle.
Morningside Bookshop was established
in 1969 and is located in the South Park Historical District of Dayton,
January 24 :
Stonewall's Wounding and Death
Feb 28: Brian
March 28: John_C_Scott, NPS –
The Pea Ridge Story
's recent archeological survey of the battlefield
April 25: Don
A Day at Shiloh
May 23: Cal
Election of Officers
December 2006 –
No meeting Scheduled in December
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Civil War Heritage Trails
Parents must teach their children about
Confederate history because they will not hear an accurate portrayal of it
at public schools or through the media, said the keynote speaker at David O.
Dodd Memorial Service January 7.
More than 100 people attended the graveside
service at Mount
Little Rock where 40 Confederate re-enactors fired a
Others laid red carnations and white
alstroemeria at the grave of
Dodd, known as the Boy Martyr of the Confederacy.
Coordinated by the Robert C. Newton Camp of
the SCV, the memorial included a march of a unit of Confederate soldiers
Jefferson City, Mo.,
is chief of staff for the Tennessee-based Sons of Confederate Veterans, a
nonprofit organization composed of male descendants of Confederate soldiers.
Casteel formerly lived in Arkansas
and was news director of KAAYAM radio station in the early 1980s.
Casteel said the Civil War is not over today,
but instead of fighting on the battlefield, supporters are fighting to save
Confederate heritage. “We’re losing our young because they are taught in
schools that are politically correct,” Casteel said. Casteel said he is
planning to produce a documentary about
Little Rock attended the service with her 2-year-old
“I like to support the people who come here”,
said Bratcher, whose father participated as a commander in the Sons of
Confederate Veterans. “It’s important to understand history.”
The above includes excepts from the Arkansas
Democrat Gazette and from the story was published Sunday, January 08, 2006
Clebrating the Birth of
HdQrs Army of
10th April 1865
General Order No 9
After four years of arduous service marked by
unsurpassed courage and fortitude, the Army of Northern Virginia has been
compelled to yield to overwhelming numbers and resources.
I need not tell the brave
survivors of so many hard fought battles who have remained steadfast to the
last that I have consented to this result from no distrust of them; but
feeling that valour and devotion could accomplish nothing that would
compensate for the loss that would have attended the continuance of the
contest, I determined to avoid the useless sacrifice of those whose past
services have endeared them to their Countrymen.
By the terms of the
Agreement officers and men can return to their homes and remain there
You will take with you the satisfaction that
proceeds from the consciousness of duty faithfully performed, and
earnestly pray that a Merciful God will extend to you his blessing and
With an unceasing admiration of your constancy
and devotion to your country and a grateful remembrance of your kind and
generous consideration for myself, I bid you all
an affectionate farewell.
After the War
notarized oath of allegiance to the
United States was
Seward, Secretary of State, who should have then
forwarded it to President
But the President never received the pledge, so
the pardon process could not be completed.
Without the oath of allegiance no action could be
taken on Lee’s pardon application.
Then, in 1970, a Civil War buff obtained
permission to research old State department files stored in the National
Archives. During his research, he came across a cardboard box labeled "Virginia."
While rummaging through this box, he spied an aged sheet of paper containing
a faded pen and ink inscription. Upon examination, he was stunned to learn
that he was actually holding the notarized pledge of allegiance to the
United States that
had executed in 1865.
Upon learning of the discovery of the lost
Byrd proposed a congressional resolution for a
posthumous pardon and restoration of citizenship for
Lee. Congress, to its credit,
overwhelmingly voted in favor of the resolution and
indicated his willingness to sign it. The signing ceremony took place on
August 5, 1975, at Arlington House, the former home of
General Lee’s family.
These excerpts from the comments President
made at the signing ceremony are a fitting tribute to
"I am very pleased to sign Senate Joint
Resolution 23, restoring posthumously the long overdue, full rights of
citizenship to General
Lee. This legislation corrects a 110-year
oversight of American history. It is significant that it is signed at this
A NOTE ABOUT ROBERT
was born at Stratford, in
Westmoreland County, Virginia,
son of Revolutionary War hero Henry
Harry") and Ann Hill Carter
Lee. He entered the
in 1825. When he graduated (second in his class of 46) in 1829 he had not
only attained the top academic record but was the first cadet (and so far
the only) to graduate the Academy without a single demerit. He
was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army Corps of
served for seventeen months at Fort
Pulaski on Cockspur
In 1831, he was transferred to
Fort Monroe, Virginia,
as assistant engineer. While he was stationed
there, he married Mary Anna Randolph Custis, the great-granddaughter of
They lived in the Custis mansion, located on the banks of the Potomac River
in Arlington, just across from
They eventually had three sons and four daughters.
distinguished himself in the Mexican War 1846-1848. He was one of
Scott's chief aides in the march from
to Mexico City.
He was promoted to Major after the battle of
Cerro Gordo in April, 1847. He also
fought at Contreras, Cherubusco and Chapultepec,
and was wounded at the latter. By the end of the war
he had been promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel.
In 1855, Lee
became Lieutenant-Colonel of the Second Cavalry
and was sent to the Texas
frontier. There he helped protect settlers from attacks by the Apache and
These were not happy years for
as he did not like to be away from his family for long
periods of time, especially as his wife was becoming increasingly
ill. Lee came home to see her as
often as he could. He happened to be in
at the time of John
Brown's raid on
Harpers Ferry, Virginia
(now West Virginia)
in 1859, and was sent there to arrest
Brown and to restore order. He did this very quickly and then
returned to his regiment in Texas.
When Texas seceded from the Union in 1861,
Lee was called
DC to wait for further orders.
BOOKS and VIDEOS OF INTEREST
For Love and Liberty
The Untold Civil War Story of
Ballou and His Famous Love Letter
If you were among the millions who fell in
love with Ken Burns's documentary The Civil War back in 1990, today there's
probably only one moment you remember from it: "The Letter." Read as the
music soared at the end of the first episode, the letter from unsung Rhode
Island soldier Sullivan Ballou to his wife on the eve of battle—and likely
death—brought a nation of viewers to tears for its eloquence and passion.
This is Ballou's story. At the age of
thirty-four, less than ten years after meeting the love of his life, Sarah
Shumway, Ballou left his law practice and budding political career, his wife
and two young sons, and took a commission as a major in the Union Army. He
served in the army for almost two months but was struck
down at the First Battle of Manassas-Bull Run. Civil War enthusiasts
will devour the detailed depiction of the battle in which Ballou
participated, and romantics will be absorbed in
Sarah and Sullivan's
For Love and Liberty brings the war to
life with startling detail, depicting not only the heroism of its soldiers,
but also the courage of the families they left behind.
The indications are very
strong that we shall move in a few days - perhaps tomorrow.
And lest I should not be able to write you again I feel impelled to
write a few lines that may fall under your eye when I am no more.
have no misgivings about, or lack of confidence in the cause in which I am
engaged, and my courage does not halt or falter. I
know how American Civilization now leans upon the triumph of the government
and how great a debt we owe to those who went before us through the blood
and suffering of the Revolution.
And I am willing - perfectly willing - to lay
down all my joys in this life, to help maintain this government, and to pay
love for you is deathless, it seems to bind me with mighty cables that
nothing but omnipotence can break; and yet my love of Country comes over me
like a strong wind and bears me irresistibly with all those chains to the
memory of all the blissful moments
I have enjoyed with you come crowding over me, and I feel most deeply
grateful to God and you, that I have enjoyed them for so long. And how hard
it is for me to give them up and burn to ashes the hopes and future years,
when, God willing, we might still have lived and loved together, and see our
boys grown up to honorable manhood around us.
If I do not return, my dear
Sarah, never forget how much I loved you, nor that when my
last breath escapes me on the battle field, it
will whisper your name...
my many faults, and the many pains I have caused you. How
thoughtless, how foolish I have sometimes been!...
0 Sarah, if the dead can come back
to this earth and flit unseen around those they love, I shall always be with
you, in the brightest day and in the darkest night... always, always.
And when the soft breeze fans your cheek, it shall be my breath, or
the cool air your throbbing temple, it shall be my spirit passing by.
not mourn me dead; think I am gone and wait for me, for we shall meet
Ballou was killed a week later
at the 1st Battle of Bull Run.
and Lee At
- The Cost of Freedom"
The latest film from
Inecom Entertainment Company is "Lincoln and
Lee at Antietam
- The Cost of Freedom," part of the "MINUTES OF
HISTORY®"series, will be distributed to public broadcasting stations
nationwide in May 2006.
Maxwell, director of "Gettysburg"
and "Gods and Generals," the feature documentary
is presented by Penn State Public Broadcasting (PSPB). The special will air
on stations beginning in May 2006, and will be broadcast
in standard and high definition formats. (Check local listings for
dates/times in your area).
Written, directed and produced by
("Gettysburg: Three Days of Destiny," "Gettysburg:
The Boys in Blue and Gray"), "Lincoln
at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" vividly brings to life the story of
fight for freedom in a battle that changes the course of the Civil War.
It's September 17, 1862, and
needs a victory in order to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.
But General Robert
Lee has other plans -- invade
the North. When Lee's strategy,
known as Special Order 191, falls into the hands of the Union Army, the
result is the single bloodiest day in American history at the Battle of
Antietam in Sharpsburg,
Inecom's newest title will be on sale at video
stores, Internet retailers, educational and institutional
and retail chains on January 31, 2006. Many retailers are currently
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