Let Us Cross Over The River

By order of the commanding general, I am here to remedy the lack of Civil War blogs on Tumblr. If you have any interest in the Civil War (vaguely interested/mildy/obsessed/fanatical), then this can be your headquarters. If you have any inquiries or questions, I'll be here. Both Yankees and Rebs accepted of course! Maj. Gen. KathyRose (well, okay, I'm a 19 year old English girl but no one has to know that!) Personal blog if anybody's interested: http://amildlookingsky.tumblr.com/

thecivilwarparlor:

Grave Of Stonewall Jackson’s Arm

Ranked #16 of 33 Attractions in Fredericksburg 
The fatal wounding of Gen. Jackson on May 2, 1863, is one of the most infamous cases of “friendly fire” in U.S. military history.

In 1863, Stonewall Jackson’s surgeon recommended the removal of his left arm, which had been badly damaged by friendly fire. When a chloroform-soaked cloth was placed over his nose, the Confederate general, in great pain, muttered, “What an infinite blessing,” before going limp.

Internet phenomenons: Is his arm really there?  There’s no reason to believe that it’s not there…rumors over the years say it was dug up and reburied..will we ever know the real fate of this most famous appendage?

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2010/11/do-you-know-where-stonewall-jacksons-left-arm-buried7094

thecivilwarparlor:

Alexander (Sandie) Swift Pendleton- I Was Mortally Wounded At Fisher’s Hill
He was asked by General Stonewall Jackson to join his staff as an ordnance officer —- Jackson had known Pendleton from their days together in Lexington, where Jackson was a Professor at the Virginia Military Institute. Pendleton subsequently served as Jackson’s Assistant Adjutant General (Second Corps), and the relationship between Pendleton and Jackson was a close one— it was said that Jackson “loved him like a son.”
Following Jackson’s death at Chancellorsville in May 1863, Pendleton remained as AAG under General Richard S. Ewell and would later serve under Gen. Jubal A. Early. Pendleton married Kate Corbin in December 1863, and the newlyweds were expecting their first child when he was mortally wounded at Fisher’s Hill on September 22, 1864. He died on September 23, and in October his body was returned to Lexington for burial. Kate Corbin Pendleton gave birth to a son, Sandie, in November 1864. The child contracted diphtheria and died in September 1865.
http://www.vmi.edu/archives.aspx?id=8165

thecivilwarparlor:

Alexander (Sandie) Swift Pendleton- I Was Mortally Wounded At Fisher’s Hill

He was asked by General Stonewall Jackson to join his staff as an ordnance officer —- Jackson had known Pendleton from their days together in Lexington, where Jackson was a Professor at the Virginia Military Institute. Pendleton subsequently served as Jackson’s Assistant Adjutant General (Second Corps), and the relationship between Pendleton and Jackson was a close one— it was said that Jackson “loved him like a son.”

Following Jackson’s death at Chancellorsville in May 1863, Pendleton remained as AAG under General Richard S. Ewell and would later serve under Gen. Jubal A. Early. Pendleton married Kate Corbin in December 1863, and the newlyweds were expecting their first child when he was mortally wounded at Fisher’s Hill on September 22, 1864. He died on September 23, and in October his body was returned to Lexington for burial. Kate Corbin Pendleton gave birth to a son, Sandie, in November 1864. The child contracted diphtheria and died in September 1865.

http://www.vmi.edu/archives.aspx?id=8165

letuscrossovertheriver:

August 28th-30th, 1862 

The forces of Union Maj. Gen. John Pope and Confederate Gen. Robert E Lee and Maj. Gen. Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson clash in the Second Battle of Bull Run, or Second Manassas. On the 28th, fighting rages around Brawner’s Farm, ending in a stalemate. Pope launches attacks on Jackson throughout the second day, apparently unaware of the arrival of fresh Confederate troops under Maj. Gen. Longstreet, who counteract ferociously on the 30th. The battle ends with Pope retreating and Lee pursuing. (x) (x) (x

47burlm:


Confederate and Union soldiers shake hands across the wall at the 1938 reunion for the Veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg
**note** the Battle of Gettysburg took place in July 1863, so these men would have been in their 90’s when this picture was taken

47burlm:

Confederate and Union soldiers shake hands across the wall at the 1938 reunion for the Veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg

**note** the Battle of Gettysburg took place in July 1863, so these men would have been in their 90’s when this picture was taken