Virtual Tour Stonewall Jackson Shrine
Guinea Station was a bustling supply base during the winter of 1862-1863. All Confederate supplies came into the station and then dispersed to the camps of the Army of Northern Virginia. All soldiers coming or going from General Robert E. Lee's army passed through Guinea Station. Since the army was not camped in an agriculturally productive area, Lee's army was dependent upon the railroad to bring food to Guinea Station. Therefore, a key part of General Joseph Hooker's plan for the Battle of Chancellorsville directed the cavalry to sever the railroad south of Guinea Station, a task they successfully accomplished. Confederate sick and wounded at Chancellorsville needing hospitalization came to the station unable to be transferred further south until the railroad tracks were repaired on May 4. Visit the Jackson Shrine webpage for more information.
Did You Know?
Clara Barton is famous for founding the American Red Cross. She learned of the International Red Cross while vacationing in Europe after the Civil War. Upon her return to the US she started a lengthy campaign for the US to join this international organization and then created the first chapter.