Stonewall Jackson Related: One of the Coolest Little Items in our Collection – A Ticket on the James River & Kanawha Canal from Lynchburg to Lexington… The Exact Trip of Stonewall Jackson’s “Going Home” after being Killed
Frame with this ticket Mort Kunstler’s print “Going Home”. Here is how that print is described:
“Stonewall Jackson Procession, Lynchburg, Va., May 13, 1863.
It was his final journey. In May of 1863, General Stonewall Jackson had died from complications of a wound suffere550d at the battle of Chancellorsville. After an official state funeral in Richmond, his body was transported back home to Lexington, Virginia for burial. His funeral cortege arrived by rail in Lynchburg on May 13th, then was transferred to the packet boat Marshall to go up to the James River on the journey’s final leg. A huge crowd lined the bridge to pay its respects, and 1500 Southern troops stood by to honor the fallen leader. Finally, Stonewall Jackson was going home.”
Our little ticket measures 3 ½ x 2 ¼ inches. It is printed on brown paper bag type paper. It reads:
Payable upon presentation of this coupon.
QUARTERMASTER’S DEPARTMENT C. S. A.
No. 362816 For One Seat
JAMES RIVER & KANAWHA CANAL
On the reverse is an oval stamp:
TRANSPORTATION OFFICE C. S. A.
D. B. WOOD
MAJOR C. S. A.
Condition is fine. This is the only example we have ever seen from this Packet Boat that carried Stonewall Jackson home to his resting place in Lexington, Virginia. A great piece for the Jackson collector.
#A505 – Price $550