Went to Elmwood Plantation in The Wilderness, Virginia, today just to get out of the house for a wee bit.
Elmwood Plantation is famous for being the final resting place of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson's left arm. Jackson lost the arm during a friendly fire incident at the Battle of The Wilderness in May 1863. He subsequently died of pneumonia on May 10th. His arm is buried at Elmwood Plantation, just off of Virginia Route 20. The plantation was the site of a field hospital. The rest of Jackson, sans his left arm, is buried in Lexington, Virginia. (Lexington, coincidentally, is also the home of Washington and Lee University. At the end of the Civil War, General Robert E. Lee accepted a position as president of what was then Washington College. He was so beloved that, upon his death, the trustees changed the name of the college to Washington & Lee.)
Here is a picture of me at the marker for Stonewall Jackson's left arm. The inscription on the stone says "Arm of Stonewall Jackson / May 3, 1863"