29 April 2013

VMI Commemorates Stonewall Jackson Sesquicentennial Events

From the Stonewall Jackson House:
May 1, 2013-September 30, 2013 Fourteen Days in May: T. J. Jackson's Wounding, Death and Burial
VMI Museum


This special exhibit will open May 1, 2013 and run through September 30, 2013 at the VMI Museum. The exhibit will feature seldom seen items from the collections of both the Stonewall Jackson House and the VMI Museum related to Jackson's death. In addition to Jackson's bullet-scarred raincoat, the exhibit will feature his blood-stained handkerchief, greenery plucked from his casket and William Garl Browne's 1869 painting of Jackson. A surgeon's needle used in the amputation of Jackson's arm and a surgeon's kit owned by Jackson's doctor, Hunter McGuire, will also be exhibited. For more information about the VMI Museum hours of operation click here.

And, as is to be expected, those who don't believe Jackson is worthy of a holiday or commemoration chime in. These folks just don't like Old School, do they?

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