Wednesday, April 30, 2008

General Orders Sixteen

The first 10 days in May will mark the 145th anniversary of Stonewall Jackson's wounding at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Jackson would die of his wounds on May 10th. A year later, on May 11th, Stuart was wounded at the battle of Yellow Tavern. He would die the next evening in Richmond at the home of his brother-in-law, Dr. Brewer. I will be providing a series of narratives on these tragic events from the officers and soldiers who were there. Today, I start with General James Lane's account of Jackson's wounding on the Bullock Farm Road in the Virginia Wilderness. Lane commanded a regiment in A.P. Hill's Light Division. This regiment included the 18th North Carolina, the regiment which fired the shots that wounded Jackson and Hill.