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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

May 10, 1863

Stonewall Jackson Died

While recovering from wounds incurred after the Battle of Chancellorsville, Confederate General Stonewall Jackson contracted pneumonia and died on this day. While he was not a native Georgian, people across the South regarded him as a national hero. As a sign of the respect for Jackson in Georgia, he was one of three Confederate leaders selected for the giant carving on the side of Stone Mountain.

Image of Detail of Stone Mountain Carving, showing Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson
Ed Jackson
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