Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's home, 8 East Washington St, Lexington, VA
Rear view of Jackson's home
Kitchen garden of Jackson's home
Jackson's gravesite at Stonewall Jackson Cemetery, Lexington, VA
Jackson Family plot, Stonewall Jackson Cemetery, Lexington, VA
Original burial plot of Thomas Jackson and family
Col. William Gilham - instructor at VMI during Jackson's tenure, writer of manual of arms used by Stonewall Brigade.
Lt. Col. A.S. Pendleton - Member of Jackson's staff. Killed in action, Fisher's Hill, Sept. 22, 1864.
Elisha Franklin Paxton - Major. b.Rockbridge Co. 3/4/28. gd. Washington Col. '46, A.B. Yale '47. gd. UVA. LLD '49. Lawyer, farmer, and bank president, Lexington. Enl. Co. H (2nd) Lexington 4/18/61 as 1st Lt. Was commended for gallantry at Manasses in bearing the colours of a Georgia regiment, whose standard bearer had been shot down. "advanced before the regiment, waving his hat, was the first to plant our banner upon their battery." Present until detailed as ADC to Gen. Jackson 8/7-31/61. Present until promoted to Major 10/14/61. Present until ab. sick 1/62. Present until not reelected 4/23/62. Appointed Major and Quartermaster on Gen. Jackson's Staff 8/4/62. Served as AAG. Promoted to BGen. 11/1/62. KIA Chancellorsville 5/3/63 at the head of the Stonewall Brigade leading a charge. Bur. Stonewall Jackson Cem., Lexington, VA. " A brave, dashing and able officer."
John Wesley Hartigen - Pvt., Co. H. b. Rockbridge Co. 7/26/35. Cabinetmaker, Lexington. Enl. Lexington 7/15/61. Present until detailed as nurse in Winchester hospital 1-2/62. Present until WIA and captured Kernstown 3/23/62. Sent to Ft. Delaware. Exch. 8/5/62. RTD 10/20/62. Ab. detailed in Richmond hospital unit until death of consumption Lexington 5/23/63. Bur. Stonewall Jackson Cem., Lexington. Brother of James A., Robert M. and Walter Hartigen.
Daniel McGuire Reilly - 1st Cpl., Co. H (2nd). b. Drougheda, Ire. 3/23/40. Came to U.S. age 10. Jeweler, Lexington 1860 census. Enl. 4/18/61, silversmith, as Pvt. Present until WIA Manasses 7/21/61. Present until promoted 1st. Cpl. 10/1/62. Present until ab. on leave 2/20-3/7/63. Present through 2/64. Issued clothing 5/31, 9/29, 10/1, 11/1, and 12/1/64. NFR. " In another battle he had a narrow escape from a bullet, which struck a testament in his pocket, which had been presented to him by Stonewall Jackson." Jeweler, Lexington, 1870 and 1910 census. Member, Lee-Jackson Camp, CV. d. Lexington 12/4/16. bur. Stonewall Jackson Cem. " A brave soldier."
James Kerr Edmondson - Colonel. b. near Buena Vista, Rockbridge Co. 2/11/32. Att. Washington College 52-53. Town Sgt. of Lexington 53-60. Clerk of Lexington City Court 60-61. Enl. Co. H (2nd) Lexington 4/18/61 as Pvt. Present until appointed Adj., 27th VA, Inf. 8/27/61. Present until elected Capt. of Co. H 10/7/61. Present until elected Lt. Col. of Regt. 7/24/62. Present until elected Col. 2/20/63 to rank from 11/19/62. Present until WIA (breast and lost left arm at shoulder) Chancellorsville 5/3/63. Ab. wounded until resigned 12/12/63. Provost Marshal, Lexington 1863-65. County Clerk 9/14/63-69 and Treasurer, Washington College 65-68. Mayor of Lexington, County Judge, Member, Lee-Jackson Camp, CV. d. 3/31/98. Bur. Stonewall Jackson Cem.
Samuel Houston Letcher - Captain, Co. H (2nd). b. Rockbridge Co. 2/23/28. gd. Washington College '48 and LLD '50. Lawyer and Editor, Lexington 4/18/61. Present until promoted Lt. Col. 58th VA. Inf. 10/31/61. Promoted Colonel 5/1/62. Resigned 10/31/62. Newspaper Editor, Lexington. d. Lexington 11/11/68. Bur. Stonewall Jackson Cem.
John Kremer (Kramer) - Pvt. Co. H(2nd). b. Siegen, Prussia 5/28/25. Shoemaker, Lexington 1860 census. Exempt Lexington 2/8/64. Pvt. of Patrol, Lexington 5/64. Issued clothing 12/1//64. Surrendered Appomattox 4/9/65. Shoemaker, Lexington 1870 census. d. 10/13/89. bur. Stonewall Jackson Cem.
Pt. Lookout prison camp was located on the Southern tip of St. Mary's County, MD. It was the largest Union prisoner of war camp and its gates saw 52,000 Confederate soldiers and civilians pass through. An estimated 14,000 prisoners died at Pt. Lookout with only just over 3,000 being identified and remembered at the Confederate cemetery.
The names of six members of the 27th Virginia regiment appear on the monument in the cemetery. The following are pictures of the names of members and their entries from Lowell Reidenbaugh's roster in the Virginia Regimental Histories Series on the 27th Virginia:
The 85' obelisk monument located at the Pt. Lookout Confederate cemetery in St. Mary's County, MD. Notice the plaques on the bottom of the picture with the names of the Confederate dead.
Samuel F. Hall: Pvt. Co. D. Enl. Berkeley Co. 6/30/61. Present until ab. sick 8/31 - 10/31/61. Present 11/61 until AWOL 5/10 - 6/22/62. Fined pay. Present until captured Gettysburg 7/5/63. Sent to Ft. Delaware. Transf. Pt. Lookout. d. of disease there 3/24/64/ Bur. Pt. Lookout Nat. Cem.
John H. Horn: Pvt. Co. B. b. Rockbridge Co. circa 1822. Laborer, age 38, 5th Dist. Rockbridge Co. 1860 census. Enl. Rockbridge C. 3/19/62. Present until discharged for overage 8/6/62. Age 38, 5'10", fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair. Conscripted 11/30/62. Ab. on extra duty in Pioneers 12/15/62 - 4/63. Ab. sick 5-6/63. Captured Chambersburg, Pa. 7/5/63. Sent to Ft. Delaware. Transf. Pt. Lookout. d. there of chronic diarrhea 10/31/63. Bur. Pt. Lookout Conf.Cem.
George W. Johnson: (South River) Pvt. Co. E. b. Va. circa 1832. Hotel Keeper, age 28, Lexington 1860 census. Exempt Rockbridge Co. 3/17/62 permanent injury to right leg. Exempt 2/8/64 age 34, 5'8", fair complexion, blue eyes, grey hair. Landlord. Captured date and place unknown. Sent to Pt. Lookout. d. of disease there 1/25/65. Bur. Pt. Lookout Conf. Cem.
NOTE: Mr. Reidenbaugh's roster lists a George W. Johnson in Co. F as having been imprisoned and having died at Pt. Lookout. As you can see, his name does not appear on the plague.
Richard A. Jordan: Pvt. Co. H (2nd). Enl. Lexington 4/18/61 age 20, Carpenter. Present until ab. sick in Richmond hospital 10/28 - 11/6/62. Present in arrest 12/20/62 - 2/63. WIA Chancellorsville 5/3/63. Captured Gettysburg 7/3/63. Sent to Ft. Delaware. D. of Chronic diarrhea there 2/4/64. Bur. Finn's Pt., N.J. Nat. Cem.
Andrew M. McGown: Pvt. Co. A. b. Ireland. Enl. Covington 4/22/61 age 23, Engine Driver. Present until ab. on special duty guarding baggage Winchester 6/30/61. Present 7-10/61. Transf. Carpenter's Bty. WIA (right arm) Payne's Farm 11/27/63. Ab. wounded in Staunton hospital until captured there 9/27/64. Sent to Pt. Lookout. d. of consumption there 2/17/65. Bur. Pt. Lookout Conf. Cem.
Joseph Reynolds: Pvt. Co. C. Enl. Jackson's river 5/10/61 age 27, Farmer. Present until AWOL 4/18 - 8/20/62. CM'd and fined pay. Captured and paroled Warrenton 9/29/62. Exch. Ab. on detached duty driving cattle 10/31/62 - 4/63. WIA Chancellorsville 5/3/63. WIA (arm)Gettysburg 7/3/63. Captured Waterloo, Pa. 7/5/63. Sent to Ft. Delaware. Transf. Pt. Lookout. d. of smallpox there 11/19/63. Bur. Pt. Lookout Conf. Cem.
NOTE: Mr. Reidenbaugh lists John M. Wilson as having died at Pt. Lookout but his name doesn't appear on the monument. As you can see, all of the members succumbed to disease while incarcirated at Pt. Lookout. The camp's location and living conditions made catching a fatal disease easy. Most of the prisoner of war camp is underwater today but the memories of some of the men who died there are carried on at the cemetery.