It is here on May 10, 1863 "Stonewall" Jackson died. Having been shot by his own troops days before, and having his left arm amputated, he was moved to this location in hopes he would be able to recover and return to duty. Jackson, also sick with pneunomia, did not recover and passed away in a small room in this house. If you are looking for a shrine with lots of stained glass, religious artifacts and such, this is not the place. The name shrine is born from the 1920's when the meaning was slightly different. Today the small house where Jackson died remains as a small reminder of Jackson's death and is well maintained by the National Park Service. There is a donation box, but no fee to visit. If you have a passing interest in the Civil War, this is an excellent, short, sidetrip, worthy of your time.
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