The Mystery of Stonewall Jackson’s Missing Arm

OK.  I admit it.  I am always enthralled by a conspiracy theory.  I am also a Stonewall Jackson student four generations removed from one of the most venerated of  Confederate commanders.  I recently came upon the linked article about Jackson’s famous missing arm and was immediately intrigued by the possibility that I might learn the location of this most famous “arm without a body.”  I will not give you the details of the articles, but encourage you to read more.

Trail and tale of Jackson’s Arm, Part 3: apologies to conspiracy theorists

About Michael Noirot

I grew up in the Central Illinois farming community, of Dunlap. Growing up, I played sports, tinkered with cars and enjoyed photography. While I did well in school, I did not become passionate about history until my early 30's. I have built a large library, of books on early America, politics and the Civil War. I am an avid reader. Fortunately, I have had plenty of opportunities to travel, over the years, and have been to most of the Civil War battlefields. I work while I travel, so more often than not, I am up, in the middle of the night, to get sunrise pictures, or I will be out until well after dark, exploring Civil War battlefields. I have other hobbies, and passions, that I really enjoy. Number one on the list would be guitar. I play my guitars on a regular basis, and enjoy the Bluegrass, and Contemporary Christian (CCM) genres. I play a style of guitar, called FLATPICKING, where using a flat pick, you play lead solos, similar to the way a fiddle would have been played during the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Laura, my wife, and I also enjoy scuba diving, travel and spending time at our property, in the country. Lastly, we spend as much time with our families, as possible. Thanks for stopping by.
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2 Responses to The Mystery of Stonewall Jackson’s Missing Arm

  1. Randy Cardell says:

    I have recently read letters written by Jedediah Hotchkiss,who rode with Gen. Jackson,who stated that Gen. Jacksons left arm is buried with the body of Gen. Turner Ashby ,Gen. Jacksons Cavalry commander,in Stonewall cemetery in Winchester,Virginia. I have relatives who were in the 50th Ga. Voluntary Inf.

  2. Randy,
    That is an interesting possibility. Thanks for posting.

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