This historic cemetery in Lexington, Virginia is the final resting place of over 140 Confederate soldiers, the great General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, two Governors, Revolutionary War soldiers and many more great citizens of Virginia.
In the ten years prior to the Civil War, Thomas Jackson or “Stonewall” Jackson as he would become known, lived quietly as a professor in the Virginia town of Lexington. Here he met and married his wife, educated cadets at the Virginia Military Institute and bought the only home he ever owned. Following his death at Chancellorsville in May 1863, Jackson’s body was returned Lexington for burial were he rests today. The statue in his honor was dedicated in 1891.
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