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Lee–Jackson Day
Lee–Jackson Day
is a holiday celebrated in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia
in the U.S., for the birthdays of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.[1] The original holiday, created in 1889, celebrated Lee's birthday. Jackson's name was added to the holiday in 1904. In 1983, the holiday was merged with the new Federal holiday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, as Lee–Jackson–King Day
Lee–Jackson–King Day
in Virginia. This merger was reversed in 2000. Lee–Jackson Day
Lee–Jackson Day
is currently observed on the second Friday in January, which precedes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
(the third Monday in January). Typical events include a wreath-laying ceremony with military honors, a Civil War themed parade, symposia, and a gala ball.[2] State offices are closed for both holidays.[3] Many Virginia
Virginia
cities, such as Charlottesville, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Newport News, Lynchburg, Richmond, and Winchester, choose not to observe Lee–Jackson Day.[4] In 2017, the Town of Blacksburg decided to stop observing the day as well.[5] See also[edit]

Confederate History Month Southern United States Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee
Day

References[edit]

^ "Lee Jackson Day, Lexington VA".  ^ "Lee–Jackson Day". Virginia.org.  ^ "Pay and Holiday Calendar". Virginia
Virginia
DHRM. Retrieved January 10, 2011.  ^ "Charlottesville stops observance of Lee–Jackson Day". www.wdbj7.com. Archived from the original on March 5, 2015. Retrieved March 3, 2015.  ^ "Town of Blacksburg Rules & Regulations Revisions July 11, 2017". Town of Blacksburg. Retrieved 12 December 2017. 

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Stonewall Jackson

Leadership

Instructor, Virginia
Virginia
Military Institute Colonel, Virginia
Virginia
Militia Stonewall Brigade Second Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia

Mexican–American War

Siege of Veracruz Battle of Contreras Battle of Chapultepec Battle for Mexico City

American Civil War raids and expeditions

Great Train Raid of 1861 Romney Expedition

American Civil War battles and campaigns

First Battle of Manassas Valley Campaign Seven Days Battles Northern Virginia
Virginia
Campaign Maryland Campaign Battle of Fredericksburg Battle of Chancellorsville

Historic items

Thomas Jonathan Jackson (sculpture) Winchester Headquarters Stone Mountain Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain
Memorial half dollar Monument Avenue "Stonewall Jackson's Way" CSS Stonewall USS Stonewall USS Stonewall Jackson

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