Gen John Joness Stirrup

in the stirrup when the fatal musket ball brought him down. He preferred death to the dishonor of his brigade fleeing in the face of the enemy.

Mine Creek Battlefield Museum

When Gen. John Jones faced his horse towards the Federal enemy at the Battle of the Wilderness in May 1864, his foot was in the stirrup when the fatal musket ball brought him down. He preferred death to the dishonor of his brigade fleeing in the face of the enemy.

John Stirrup
Ait if acts courtesy ot The Ovil War Library and Museum. Philadelphia. P>

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