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2nd Saturday Civil War Series: The Wounding & Death of Stonewall Jackson with Dr. Mathew Lively
May 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
In Person in the Lincoln Gallery at ACFL&MH
On May 2, 1863, General Stonewall Jackson led his Second Corps around the flank of the unsuspecting Army of the Potomac during the Battle of Chancellorsville. During the night, Jackson was wounded by friendly fire when he rode between the lines on a reconnaissance mission. But contrary to popular belief, eyewitness accounts disagree on key facts regarding the incident, including the road Jackson was on when shot and the details of his removal from the field.
Dr. Mathew Lively will discuss several of the controversies surrounding the wounding and death of Stonewall Jackson, providing a historical and medical prospective on one of the most notable events of Civil War history.
Before entering private practice three years ago, Dr. Mathew Lively spent twenty years as a faculty physician at the West Virginia University School of Medicine where he conducted patient care, teaching, and research. He is the author of several articles on medical history topics and his first book, Calamity at Chancellorsville: The Wounding and Death of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson, was published by Savas Beatie in 2013.