The Death and Wounding of Stonewall Jackson: A Civil War Sesquicentennial Event

public domain photo of Stonewall Jackson my photo of Jackson's death bed with captionFayetteville – The Museum of the Cape Fear is pleased to welcome the return of Dr. Matt Farina who, in his third presentation at the museum, will speak about The Wounding and Death of Stonewall Jackson, on April 25 at 7:00 pm in the museum’s multi-purpose room. The program is free and open to the public.

In May 1863, 150 years ago, Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was mortally wounded at the Battle of Chancelorsville. The popular belief is that Jackson was a victim of friendly fire and shot accidently by North Carolina troops. 

“It was in Jackson’s nature to keep his own council and do things for himself, even as a corps commander.  He was also fearless in front of the enemy.  These attributes would place him in a “friendly fire” situation,” commented Farina, who serves as a member of the Capital District Civil War Round Table (CWRT) of Albany and the Rufus Barringer CWRT of Southern Pines.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Farina back and speaking on topics in which he is so well versed,” said Leisa Greathouse, Curator of Education. “This is his third speaking engagement, the last one was in March 2012. He has provided great material during the 150th commemoration of the war and we have enjoyed working with him.”

For more information call the museum at 910-486-1330 or email leisa.greathouse@ncdcr.gov

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The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex, located on the corner of Bradford and Arsenal avenues in Fayetteville, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  The museum is part of the Division of State History Museums, Office of Archives and History, within the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported  Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council, and the State Archives. The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources serves as a champion for North Carolina’s creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state’s economy.  To learn more, visit www.ncculture.com.

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