Captain Boswell and the field notebook

An engineering officer on Stonewall Jackson’s staff, the 24-year-old Captain James Keith Boswell was riding with General Jackson on his fateful reconnaisance at Chancellorsville May 2nd, 1863. The first volley that wounded Jackson killed Boswell; one bullet pierced the field notebook that he carried in his pocket. It is opened to a sketch map of the Rappahannock River near Chancellorsville.

Item on display at The Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, VA.

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