Virginia’s unique Lee-Jackson holiday is being marked in Lexington, where both Confederate icons are buried.
Chancellorsville Historians and doctors have debated for decades what medical complications caused the death of legendary Confederate fighter Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, felled by friendly fire from his troops during the Civil War.
Virginia is marking Lee-Jackson Day, a state holiday dedicated to two towering figures in the Civil War. The subject of the Confederate flags remains a prickly subject in Lexington. City officials banned the flying of that flag and others on municipal light poles in 2011.
Some personal effects of the commander of the legendary Stonewall Brigade are returning to the northern Virginia Civil War battlefield where he was killed.