Monday, May 2

Lee's Right Arm

Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was accidentally wounded by his own men at the Battle of Chancellorsville on this day in 1863. He died eight days later to the great distress of Robert E. Lee who lamented, “I have lost my right arm.” Many historians believe that this strategic loss was actually the turning point in the very uncivil war which the South seemed to be winning at the time.

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