WOUNDING OF JACKSON Just 1 . 7 Miles West , On This Road ( Then The Orange Plank ...
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Description: WOUNDING OF JACKSON Just 1 . 7 miles west , on this road ( then the Orange Plank Road ) , Lt . Gen . Thomas J . " Stonewall " Jackson was wounded by " friendly fire " about 9 : 30 P . M . on 2 May 1863 during the Battle of Chancellorsville . Having brilliantly executed a flanking maneuver against the Federals , Jackson , with eight aides , was returning from a reconnaissance between the lines . When skirmishing erupted , they were mistaken for Federals in the darkness and fired on by the 18th N . C . Infantry , killing four and wounding Jackson . After a battlefield amputation of his left arm , Jackson was taken 17 miles southeast to Guinea Station , where he died on 10 May from infection . Department of Historic Resources , 1997