Monday, February 1, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend

November 2009

Over Thanksgiving Weekend, Scott and I attended a wedding in the Dale City/Woodbridge area of Virginia, which is half an hour outside of DC and near Alexandria, VA. On the way to the wedding, we stopped in Guinea, VA, just off Interstate 95, and toured a plantation office building in which Stonewall Jackson died.

As I am sure most of you know, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson was a Confederate general during the American Civil War. He was accidentally shot at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863. He survived but had his arm amputated. He died 8 days later, on May 10, 1863, from pneumonia complications.
The bed is the actual bed in which he died. The clock on the mantle was present then as well.


After our stop on Friday, a wonderful rehearsal dinner, (by the caterers for the Redskins,) and some time with family, Scott and I attended his cousin, Larry's, wedding. (The bride's sister is the official caterer for the Washington Redskins.) Check out a few details of their evening wedding with red, black, and white trim...

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