Lee and Jackson’s Last Meeting

30/08/13 10:07 PM

Today I purchased a new picture for the library!

Lee Jackson

I have been looking for this picture for awhile. It is called “The Last Meeting” with Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. I was in Fredericksburg today handing out flyers for our “James and Dolley Madison VIP Dinner and Salon” when I came across it in an antique store. Granted it’s not the painting I had hoped for, but it is really nice. It is a drawing with color added to the drawing. We are going to have to get a new frame for it. This one doesn’t do it justice. But once we get it framed, I think it is going to look great in the library!

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Posted by Michelle Darnell | in Belle Grove History, Darnell History | 24 Comments »

24 Comments on “Lee and Jackson’s Last Meeting”

  1. seniorhiker Says:

    I think it will go very well in the library, especially since their last meeting wasn’t all that far from you.

  2. I think so too! Thank you!

  3. edgar62 Says:

    “There stands Jackson like a stonewall. Rally behind the Virginians!”

  4. Love it! Did you know that Stonewall died not too far from Belle Grove?

  5. edgar62 Says:

    No, I did not realise that.

  6. edgar62 Says:

    I did not realise how close Belle Grove was to Guinea Station

  7. Its pretty close. May about 15 to 20 minutes.

  8. Terry Says:

    it’s a really nice story that I see in the frame. It will look perfect in a room once it is in a different frame. Great buy!

  9. Yes a different frame would look so much better!

  10. Tom Says:

    Your picture is an engraving, not a drawing. You should find the engraver’s and printer’s information in the bottom margin just below the print itself. Now the engraving you really need to look for is “The Burial of Latane” which commemorates the burial of a soldier by only the women and slaves of the plantation. If I remember correctly, the painting from which the engraving is taken is by an artist named Washington; the event took place in VA – Hanover (?) and the deceased was from or had connections with the Northern Neck. This picture has come to symbolize the South’s Lost Cause and was very popular after the war.

  11. Wow I just looked it up. What a moving picture! Its really sad to look at.

  12. dfrantz1953 Says:

    I have a special place in my heart for Stonewall Jackson!!! My son went to Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia and is now a First Lt. in the Air Force. The VMI campus has a stunning statute of Stonewall as well as his four cannons … Matthew, Mark, Luck and John. The cadets also march through the Jackson Arch into the barracks everyday. Stonewall is buried in the town’s cemetery. The town is also the site of the only home Stonewall owned. I loved my visits to Virginia. It is a beautiful state. I may be from Texas … but a piece of my heart remains in Virginia!

  13. How wonderful! Did you know we are just a few miles from where Stonewall Jackson died? I love the names of the cannons! Next Virginia visit we hope you will come see us!

  14. dfrantz1953 Says:

    Oops … I meant Luke … obviously I need to work on my editing skills!

  15. Its all good! 😉

  16. hermitsdoor Says:

    Appropriate for the location (near Fredricksburg, in the library, etc.)

  17. Thank you!

  18. catnipoflife Says:

    Great find and definitely a perfect addition to your library! Linked your blog on a Scoop.it post today about luxury hotels in America. My comment: “With the exception of a couple, I find the atmosphere of these rooms (at the luxury hotels featured) rather cold. Give me good ol’ Southern plantation any day, like http://www.BelleGrovePlantation.com [Visit their blog http://virginiaplantation.wordpress.com/%5D

  19. How wonderful! Thank you so much! Do you mind if I share your review on facebook?

  20. catnipoflife Says:

    Share away! There is an error in the second URL. It should not contain %5D. When you click the link as is, it opens to page not found. Not even sure why the extra symbols showed up. All I did was copy from your site.

    I just mentioned to my husband that next time we go to Charleston SC to visit his brother we are going to plan a jaunt to your place. Our goal is to travel the East coast to Maine. We travel by RV but at least we can stop by for lunch or dinner 🙂

  21. Thank you! We can’t wait to meet you.

  22. Thank you for letting me share it! 🙂

  23. Arna Dillon Maze Says:

    I read in a family bible that one of my grand uncles died alongside Stonewall Jackson. His name was James A. King and he was one of three brothers who died in the Civil War. Thomas D. King, his older brother died on the steps of the Spottsylvania Court House in VA and is buried in the Confederate section of the Arlington Natl. Cemetery and the baby, Wm. T. King was captured in Gettysburg and swam Delaware Bay to escape, joined Mosley’s Cavalry where he perished at 19 years old. Their parents, my gggrandparents, Lucy Bickham and Thomas Iverson King have a dogtrot log cabin in Franklinton, MS, at the Washington Co. Fairgrounds.

  24. Wow do you have some real history! I know I have three Confederate Soldiers in my family, one that died at Gettysburg and that is about all I know! Thank you for sharing!