Stonewall Jackson on Monument Avenue


Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson statue on Monument Avenue

Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson statue on Monument Avenue

Confederate General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia. [slideshow]

WHERE: In the intersection of Monument Avenue and The Boulevard.

ARTIST: William F. Sievers.

DEDICATION: October 11, 1919.

Confederate General Jackson Thomas Stonewall JacksonDESCRIPTION: A great equestrian bronze figure 17 1/2 foot high on an oval granite pedestal 20 1/2 foot high of General Jackson astride his horse. The statue is oriented to the North.

The Civil War changed Jackson from a largely unknown teacher at VMI into one of the most famous men in the world.  A fellow general inspired his own men by pointing to Confederate General Jackson and saying, “Yonder stands Jackson like a stone wall.” 

Jackson was shot down by his own men at the height of his greatest achievement battle of Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863, and he died eight days later at Guinea Station.

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Most every Richmonders passes this monument to Jackson at some point.  This is the busiest intersection on Monument Avenue, and Jackson has the prime seat. Our Richmond marathon and Ukrop’s 10k running races pass it, countless cars on The Boulevard and the National Historic Landmark Monument Avenue.  See for yourself in a driving tour slideshow of Monument Avenue.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Walter Ring on January 16, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Happy Lee-Jackson Day 2015!!!

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  2. Posted by Walter Ring on January 27, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Hail the great Stonewall Jackson!!!

    Reply

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