Sunday, April 7, 2013

Spring Break Day 2--Burial Site of Stonewall Jackson's Arm

 Finding the burial site of Stonewall Jackson's arm turned out to be a little bit of a treasure hunt.  The site isn't officially open to the public, yet, but we found some clues online to get us started.  We thought we had found it, but there was a locked gate.  Then we found a cemetery that turned out to be close, but not the right place.  We drove around stumped, then went to the nearby Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.  With the help of some nice park service rangers, we found out our first stop with the locked gate had been the right place.  So we got a permit (so the farmer wouldn't run us off his property!), went back and jumped the locked gate and eventually found our prize.

Mission accomplished!


Carolyn (Dragon) said...

gruesome adventure! But awesome just the same, my kind of adventure!

Arlene said...

Weird and cool

Kimberly said...

You found it! Cool!