The Jackson Rose Bed and Breakfast - Harpers Ferry, WV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 39° 19.559 W 077° 44.820
18S E 263209 N 4356550
Quick Description: Stonewall Jackson stayed here and made it his headquarters while in Harpers Ferry during the Civil War.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 5/26/2009 1:32:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM6FJK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Long Description:
"The most striking historical aspect of the house is that for a brief period at the beginning of the Civil War it served as Stonewall Jackson’s headquarters. This was in the spring of 1861, before Jackson earned himself the nickname ‘Stonewall’ at the first battle of Manassas, or Bull Run.

Lee had assigned Colonel Jackson, then an instructor at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, to whip a bunch of Confederate volunteers into shape. Those volunteers later became known as the famous ‘Stonewall Brigade’. Jackson came to Harpers Ferry in April of 1861, setting up his headquarters in this very house, his room the front bedroom on the second floor. While in it, he wrote his wife a charming letter telling her, “I have a nice, green yard, and if you were only here how much we could enjoy it together! But do not attempt to come as before you could get here I might be ordered elsewhere. My chamber is on the second story and the roses climb even to that height, and come into my window, so that I have to push them out, when I want to lower it. I wish you could see with me the beautiful roses in the yard and garden, and upon the wall of the house here; but my sweet little sunny face is what I want to see most of all!”" (visit link)
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