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 Posted: Mon May 3rd, 2010 04:28 am
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I read this link (http://wp.me/pduTk-2Ba) and was wondering if anyone could explain why they buried Jackson's arm in the first place and then why they didn't dig it up and bury it with the rest of him?



 Posted: Mon May 3rd, 2010 01:46 pm
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“Well, they usually cremated all the arms and legs that were amputated after a battle, but they felt they couldn’t throw Stonewall Jackson’s arm in with the rest of them. So Jackson’s chaplain, Beverly Tucker Lacy, took the mangled arm, and at four o’clock in the morning he walked down the road to his brother’s plantation, banged on the door, and got his brother to help him bury it in the family plot behind the garden.” The way the ranger told it, there was just a glint of grim humor in this family errand."

http://www.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/ah/2005/2/2005_2_73.shtml



 Posted: Thu May 6th, 2010 08:05 pm
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I agree with Old Blu they couldn't have just throw it out. I did visit the farm plot where it is buried. The farm house and grounds are interesting.



 Posted: Fri May 7th, 2010 12:50 am
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Here is the family graveyard.  The stone is to the right of Ed as you look at it.




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joesamuels wrote:
... was wondering if anyone could explain why they buried Jackson's arm in the first place ...

Felt real bad what they just done.



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Find-a-Grave has two listings for Jackson, one for him and one for his arm

Jackson's Arm http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2739

Jackson http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=536


2001 Find-a-Grave photo of Jackson's burial plot
2005 Find-a-Grave photo of Jackson's original burial plot
2006 Find-a-Grave photo of hiss's arm's burial plot



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