Book Talk: The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson

May 18 Book Talk
Last Days of Stonewall Jackson Book Talk May 18
The Manassas Museum
9101 Prince William Street
Manassas, VA 22110
Region Northern Virginia
Locality Manassas City
Sunday, May 18, 2014 (2:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Phone: (703) 368-1873

The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson with author Chris Mackowski, recounts the events of that fateful night-considered one of the most pivotal moments of the war-and the tense vigil that ensued as Jackson struggled with a foe even he could not defeat. From Guinea Station, where Jackson crosses the river to rest under the shade of the trees, the story follows Jackson's funeral and burial, the strange story of his amputated arm, and the creation and restoration of the building where he died (now known as the Stonewall Jackson Shrine). This newly revised and expanded second edition features more than 50 pages of fresh material, including almost 200 illustrations, maps, and eye-catching photos.

Chris Mackowski is a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, New York. He also works as a historian with the National Park Service at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, where he gives tours at four major Civil War battlefields (Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania), as well as at the building where Stonewall Jackson died. He’s the author of books on the battles of  chancellorsville and the Wilderness, and his writing has appeared in several national magazines. He blogs regularly for Scholars and Rogues.

Last Updated: 2/10/2014 4:40 PM
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