The "Stonewall" Jackson Shrine, located in Caroline County is the plantation office building where General Jackson spent the final six days of his life. The office was one of several outbuildings on Thomas C. Chandler's 740-acre plantation named "Fairfield". The office stood bare, except for a few items in storage when Jackson's ambulance arrived. Although offered the use of the Chandler house, Jackson's doctor and staff officers chose the quiet and private outbuilding as the best place for Jackson to rest.Today the office is the only plantation structure remaining. Once established as a historic "shrine", the office underwent restorations in the 1920's and the 1960's, and still retains 45% of its original fabric.
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