Stonewall Jackson's Grave
Original Author: Boude & McClelland
Created: ca. 1864–1865
Medium: Carte-de-visite
Publisher: The Museum of the Confederacy

Stonewall Jackson’s Grave

Women gather around the grave of Confederate general Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson in Lexington, Virginia, sometime about 1864 or 1865. After Jackson's death in 1863 there was an enormous public display of grief in the South—church bells tolled, artillery shots were fired, a funeral procession moved through the streets of Richmond, and 20,000 mourners filed past his casket, where he lay in repose in the Capitol. His body was then moved to Lexington; thereafter, his grave became a site of mourning and pride for the Confederate cause.