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May 2 1863 Stonewall Jackson Shot 3 Times In Friendly Fire Accident

As Jackson and his staff were returning to camp on May 2, they were mistaken for a Union cavalry force by the 18th North Carolina Infantry regiment who shouted, "Halt, who goes there?", but fired before evaluating the reply. Frantic shouts by Jackson's staff identifying the party were replied to by Major John D. Barry with the retort, "It's a damned Yankee trick! Fire!" [44] A second volley was fired in response; in all, Jackson was hit by three bullets, two in the left arm and one in the right hand.

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