Farina Presents Program on Jackson
Matt Farina, a member of the Rufus Barringer Civil War Round Table, will return to the Senior Enrichment Center on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m., to present "The Wounding and Death of Gen. Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson."
Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson was one of the most famous and successful Confederate generals of the American Civil War. He was shot May 2, 1863, at the battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia, after leading his army in a surprise attack that destroyed the entire right flank of the Union army.
Jackson's medical director, a Dr. McGuire, controlled the hemorrhage from Jackson's wounds, helped evacuate the general from the battlefield, amputated the general's badly injured left arm, and diligently cared for Jackson until the general's death on May 10, 1863. Jackson's death was a direct result of his wounds, the effects of hemorrhagic shock, a chest injury and pneumonia. The wounding and death of Jackson had a profound effect on the fate of the Confederate cause in the American Civil War since the Confederacy lost one of its best generals.
Matt Farina is a retired pediatric cardiologist and professor of pediatrics at Albany Medical College in Albany, N.Y. His interest in the Civil War began at age 10 when he visited Gettysburg, and was rekindled 20 years ago.
The Senior Enrichment Center is located at 8040 U.S. 15-501 (two miles north of the Pinehurst Traffic Circle).
Call (910) 215-0900 to reserve a seat.
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