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Battle of Chancellorsville


Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Texas State astronomer addresses Stonewall mystery

On May 2, 1863 -- 150 years ago on Thursday -- Confederate troops mistakenly shot their esteemed Lieutenant General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson. The general lost his left arm as a result. He survived that, but died eight days later due to complications due to pnemonia.