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Death of Stonewall Jackson. by Dr. Hunter McGuire, medical director of Jackson's corps. Supported upon either side by his aids—Captain James P. Smith and Joseph Morrison—the General moved slowly and painfully towards the rear. Occasionally resting for a moment to shake off the exhaustion which pain and the loss of blood produced, he at last reached the line of battle, where most of the men were lying down to escape the shell and canister with which the Federals raked the road. General Pen
, I informed him that chloroform would be given him, and his wounds examined.
I told him that amputation would probably be required, and asked if it was found necessary whether it should be done at once.
He replied promptly: Yes, certainly.
Dr. McGuire, do for me whatever you think best.
Chloroform was then administered, and as he began to feel its effects, and its relief to the pain he was suffering, he exclaimed: What an infinite blessing, and continued to repeat the word blessing, until