#43 Costly Mistake Chancellorsville, Virginia May 10, 1863


Chancellorsville, Va. May 10, 1863

STONEWALL JACKSON SHOT IN ERROR

General Stonewall Jackson is dead! The famous leader of the Southern Army was shot to death by one of his own men by mistake. At 9:00 P.M. the general and his staff were returning from a scouting mission. The Southern camp was restless and on the alert for a sudden attack from the North. Seeing a band of men in the distance, the guards fired upon and killed Jackson. The entire Confederacy is stunned by the news and is in mourning for the deceased leader. General Lee said, "I have lost my right arm and I know it can never be replaced." Jackson, a brilliant military man, was responsible for some of the Confederate's biggest victories in the war.