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| Posted By: on: 09/12/2000 14:59:53 EDT
Subject: RE: Famous Graves
For those who are interested in locating the gravesites of famous folks, including Civil War generals and others,
check out http://www.findagrave.com
You can search by name, location, claim to fame, birth date, etc. Many have photos of the graves. There's actually some interesting trivia here too....Did you know that Stonewall Jackson's body and his arm are buried in two different places?
Don't ask how I came by this one, it's a long story.
I heard that one, too, and supposedly the arm gets quite a few visitors. I wonder if people leave lemons there? Which would you rather visit?
The arm has its own gravestone. There's an old picture of women mourners sitting around the stone... kinda weird. IIRC, the arm was buried on private property... don't know what it is today (I imagine some public entity owns it now).
The arm is buried in a family cemetery at Ellwood House, which was involved in both the Chancellorsville and Wilderness battles. If you're interested, I have photographs of the gravesite and monument on my Jackson page. The National Park Service now administers the site.
That's neat, Bob, thanks! I do love your site!!!