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hile, the enemy had advanced guns to their skirmish-line, and presently began to sweep the Plank road with shell and canister.
A litter was brought and Jackson placed in it, but a bearer was shot, and Jackson fell heavily on his wounded side.
With great difficulty he was finally gotten to an ambulance, which already held his chief of artillery, Col. Crutchfield, with a shattered leg.
During the night Jackson's left arm was amputated, and the next day he was taken in an ambulance via Spottsylvania, to a small house called Chandler's, near Guinea Station.
For a few days his recovery was expected, but pneumonia supervened, and he died on May 10.
In his last moments his mind wandered, and he was again upon the battle-field giving orders to his troops: Order A. P. Hill to prepare for action.
Pass the infantry to the front.
Tell Maj. Hawks —There was a pause for some moments, and then, calmly, the last words, Let us pass over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees.