Instead, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Park Historian Frank Oâ€™Reilly gave a very moving lecture, which chronicled the events leading up to and the details of Gen. Jacksonâ€™s last hours. The crowd was very attentive and Mr. Oâ€™Reilly gave an excellent presentation. He did a terrific job of describing that fateful night, and describing the character and faith of Jackson, and I found myself with goose bumps on several occasions, even though the night air was warm.
Now, if we could just get them to fly a 2nd National on that big ole' pole out front... ;)
More info on the Shrine here: http://www.nps.gov/frsp/js.htm
Details of the event and more photos here: http://news.fredericksburg.com/newsdesk/2013/05/10/jacksons-last-night-remembered/