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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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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The view from their memorial was beautiful. A little difficult to get up close and personal with the memorial because of the heavy fencing around the site. If you like hanging out and meetin the residents of old cemeteries,this is a great one.

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Maeystown, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Any Civil War Buff must stop here. This is worth a stop. After finishing here you must go to where Jackson died. It is all too fitting.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This out of the way spot is a must for Jackson devotees. On the Lacy (Elwood) House property, owned and operated by the National Park System, it is a part of the Wilderness Battlefield Park. The walk to the site is not bad, and it will open up and give you a view across Route 3 to where Jackson's arm... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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
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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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