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Object Name SOUVENIR
Catalog Number 0985.06.00035
Date 1863
Description The souvenir consists of two and one-half oblong dried leaves attached to a white paper card. The half leaf is partially detached.
Dimensions W-5.5 L-3.5 inches
Owned Arthur Wirt Robinson
Owner Regiment 1st Co., Rockbridge Artillery
Event wounding, death and burial of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, 1863
Provenance The leaves came from the coffin of Lt. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson. They are said to have been given to Arthur Wirt Robinson of Baltimore, Maryland, who died on December 23, 1863, from wounds received at the first Battle of Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862. He was wounded in the thigh. He died in Richmond, Virginia, with these leaves under his pillow.

On March 28, 1862, Arthur Robinson enlisted in the Confederate Army, joining the First Virginia/Rockbridge Artillery, part of Stonewall Jackson’s brigade. After his wounding at Fredericksburg, his father, Dr. Alexander Robinson in Baltimore, having just been forced to take the oath of allegiance to void an arrest warrant, applied for and was granted permission to travel to his son in Virginia.

People Jackson, Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall)
Robinson, Arthur Wirt
Robinson, Alexander
Search Terms Battle of Fredericksburg
Subjects Casualties, War
flowers
foliage
Funeral rites & ceremonies
mourning
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries