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The Daily Dispatch: May 14, 1863., [Electronic resource], General Jackson's death — Particulars of the Event. (search)
ar pulseless from the shock.--As he was being carried from the field frequent inquiries were made by the soldiers, "Who have you there?" He told the Doctor, "Do not tell the troops I am wounded." After reaction a consultation was held between Drs. Black, Coleman, Walls, and McGuire, and amputation was decided upon.--He was asked, "If we find amputation necessary, shall it be done at once?" He replied, "Yes, certainly. Dr. McGuire, do for me whatever you think right." The operation ws. Jackson arrived, greatly to his joy and satisfaction, and she faithfully nursed him to the end. By Thursday evening all pain had ceased; he suffered greatly from prostration. Friday--he suffered no pain, but the prostration increased. Drs. Tucker and Smith had been consulted from Thursday. Sunday morning, when it was apparent that he was rapidly sinking, Mrs. Jackson was informed of his condition. She then had free and full converse with him, and told him he was going to die.