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Grave of Stonewall Jackson's Arm

Fredericksburg, VA
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Type: Cemeteries
Traveler Description: The Grave of Stonewall Jackson's Arm is located at Ellwood on Wilderness Battlefield, part of Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military... more »
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A pleasant drive south on Constitution Highway leads to the tranquil location of the Elwood house, which played a major part in the Battle of the Wilderness. Leading down a short path, the visitor comes upon a family burying plot, the highlight of which is a tombstone bearing the inscription, "The Arm of Stonewall Jackson." The home is owned by... More

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Monroe, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Summer 2005 we were driving in rural Virginia on vacation when a brown sign stating "House where Stonewall Jackson Died" was on the side of the road. I quickly cut into the driveway saying "should we stop?" to the backseat chorus of "Noooooo!" Since we were committed to the turn, I dragged everyone through the house where Stonewall Jackson died.... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Ellwood house tour was good, as we had a very interesting docent. Don't go just to see the burial site of Stoney J's arm.

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A very well kept period home used by Union Army as a hospital but where Stonewall Jackson was brought after he was wounded by friendly fire and where his arm was amputated and subsequently buried there.. It has been in continuous use thus well preserved. Tours of the grounds and cemetery and interior of the home were offered by enthusiastic... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Of course the reason we visited Ellwood is because of the burial of Stonewall's arm. Even if I was not interested in the War Between the States, I would have to visit a place that was known for the internment of a body part. Apart from the arm, the house and grounds are a good example of a plantation of... More

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Earlysville VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

How can you really rate a place like this? If you really understand the importance of visiting, this is an experience like few others. If you don't get it, this is a small family cemetery in a rather pleasant location. Either way, Ellwood is well worth visiting - with all the respect and decorum due a burying ground.

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Frederick, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We stopped by to see Ellwood, the small plantation house, and found the docent interesting and well informed. Not worth a detour, but if you are nearby, stop in. Admission is free but contributions appreciated.

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Orange, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Admission is free; docents are very helpful, home is nicely restored and the grave site is most unusual as it just contains an arm. Whomever insisted that it be remembered was aware of the significance of what would become of a world class general.

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west hempstead
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

the grave is off the beaten path so you must perservere. Its worth the effort to find the grave. Very peacefull with a nice view. The Elwood building is interesting and well worth the extra 30 min. to listen to the presentation by the staff that guides you through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Ellwood is a lovely restored building and was visited as part of a tour of the Wilderness Battlefield. It is run by volunteers who were passionate and informative about its history and its significance to the Civil War. The grounds are very much as they would have been in the 19th century. The cemetery holding Stonewall Jackson's arm is a... More

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