July 12, 2006

Stonewall Jackson Monument, Lexington

general jackson statueBefore I leave the topic of Lexington, allow me to take you to the grave of Stonewall Jackson. After General Jackson died at Guinea Station, his body was returned to Lexington where he and his wife had been living when the Civil War started.

Jackson's skill as a general made him a legend. He had some unusual habits, some of which have been exaggerated. His enjoyment of lemons became so famous that today visitors to his grave leave lemons there - note them in the foreground in the picture below.

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