On this day: General Stonewall Jackson dies 8 days after being shot in battle

On this day: General Stonewall Jackson dies 8 days after being shot in battle
On this day in history, May 10, 1863, Confederate General Stonewall Jackson died 8 days after being shot by friendly fire during the Battle of Chancellorsville. (Source: Library of Congress)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - On this day in history, May 10, 1863, Confederate General Stonewall Jackson died 8 days after being shot by friendly fire during the Battle of Chancellorsville.

Stonewall Jackson was shot by friendly fire during the Battle of Chancellorsville.
Stonewall Jackson was shot by friendly fire during the Battle of Chancellorsville. (Source: Library of Congress)

He was taken to a nearby field hospital where his left arm was amputated. He appeared to be recovering before his health took a devastating turn for the worse.

The lead historian at the Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania National Military Park, Frank O’Reilly tells us about the illness that took Jackson’s life after the trauma from his battle wounds subsided, in Episode 3 of Season 3 of the How We Got Here Podcast:

Copyright 2020 WWBT. All rights reserved.