Hd Qrs: Army of N. Virga

11 May 1863


Genl Orders

No 61

With deep grief the Commg Genl announces to the army, the death of Lt Genl T. J. Jackson, who expired on the 10th Inst at a quarter past three P.M. The daring Skill & energy of this great & good Soldier, by the decree of an All Wise Providence are now lost to us. But while we mourn his death, we feel that his Spirit Still lives, & will inspire the whole army with his indomitable courage & unshaken Confidence in God, as our hope & strength. Let his name be a watchword to his Corps, who have followed him to victory on So many fields. Let his officers & Soldiers emulate his invincible determination to do every thing in defense of our beloved Country

R E Lee





Source: Mary Custis Lee Papers, Mss 1 L5144 a, Section 20, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond


Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 January 7