General Stonewall Jackson, General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson

The Packet Boat That Transported General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson To His Gravesite In Lexington, Virginia

Ruth Olga Sherman looking at the packet boat on display in Scottsville, Virginia.

Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson was shot by friendly fire and had his amputated arm buried behind a home in Locust Grove, Virginia. Soon after, Stonewall Jackson’s died at a home in Woodford, Virginia within Caroline County. A packet boat, which was a common type of boat during the United States Civil War, transported Stonewall Jackson’s body to a gravesite near his home and the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia.

Scottsville, Virginia, near the city of Charlottesville, has an outdoor display with the packet boat that transported Stonewall Jackson to Lexington, Virginia.