During a night reconnaissance at Chancellorsville on May 2nd, Stonewall Jackson was wounded by his own men. While being carried from the field, he was dropped on his wounded arm, and he lost around half of his blood as a result. His left arm was amputated, and Jackson was sent by ambulance to Guinea Station on the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad. It was hoped that he would later be taken by train to Richmond to recuperate.
Chandler Plantation Office
The Chandler plantation home, "Fairfield" was located in the area on the left of the picture marked by a sign and surrounded by four corner posts. There were several outbuildings, but Jackson was taken to the plantation office, the prominent white building shown here. The R,F &P is visible on the right portion of the panorama, and the station was just beyond where the entrance road intersects with the main road.
Jackson's Staff Quarters
Staff doctor Hunter McGuire attended to Jackson, but got little rest - here or in Jackson's room.
Room Where Jackson Died
NPS historian Frank O'Reilly believes that Jackson had been suffering from a respiratory ailment during the Chancellorsville campaign and otherwise would likely have survived his wounding and amputation. Diagnosed with pneumonia, it became clear to Jackson that death was approaching. A deeply religious man, he said, "...but I thank God, if it is His will, that I am ready to go." As his condition worsened, he became delirious. His last words were to order A.P. Hill to action, then "Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees." Jackson died at 3:15 on May 10th
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