Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Favorite Site: Guinea Station

From John Grim, Alexandria VA

I've had many interesting experiences over the years as an historian and reenactor and tour guide. One of my favorite spots always has been the "caretakers building" at Guinea Station just south of Fredericksburg. There Gen. Stonewall Jackson said, "Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees." The bed, blanket and clock on the mantle are supposed to have been there when he died. The main plantation house burned many years ago, but the cottage still exists right beside the train track that would have carried Jackson to Richmond had Union cavalry gotten close.

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