Monday, June 17, was the day for our tours at other battlefields. I chose “Stonewall Jackson at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville,” led by Greg Mertz of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
As you might expect, we saw Jackson’s position at Fredericksburg as well as his movements at Chancellorsville and the spot where he was wounded.
One place we stopped was Moss Neck Manner, which in the winter of 1862-63 was the home of the Corbin family, and where Jackson met five-year-old Jane Corbin.
This relationship was depicted in the movie, Gods and Generals.
We were also able to see the spot where Jackson and Lee last met.
We topped it off with a visit to Guinea Station and the “Stonewall Jackson Shrine,” which is the house where Jackson died.
It was a terrific tour. Greg was an outstanding tour leader and was extremely knowledgeable.