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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 11: Chancellorsville. (search)
artillery, Crutchfield, also dangerously wounded, and each seemed more concerned about the other's injuries than his own. Here Jackson's left arm was amputated two inches below the shoulder, and three days afterward he was taken to the Chandler House, near Guinea Station, on the railroad from Fredericksburg to Richmond, where he died on the following Sunday. Order A. P. Hill to prepare for action, he cried in the delirium just before death. Pass the infantry to the front rapidly. Tell Major Hawkes-- He stopped, and then with a feeling of relief he said: Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees. The sword which carved his name upon the shield of fame had returned forever to its scabbard. His wish was fulfilled. I have always desired to die on Sunday, he had said. When Lee received a notification of his being wounded he wrote to Jackson that, could he have directed the course of events, he would have chosen for the good of his country to have been disabl