Lee-Jackson
Day
Lexington, VA

Lee-Jackson & Black Confederate Tours

The Stonewall Brigade Camp would like to invite visitors to our events to explore the lasting impact that Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson had on the local African-American community.  To fill out your weekend between events, we are providing visitors the opportunity to walk the streets of Lexington and see historic sites connected with our Black Confederate citizens.

A guided walking tour may be available again this year if sufficient interest exists.  Please let us know if you would like one.

Help us to explore the diversity and divisiveness that plagues modern thought about the Confederacy.

For more information on Black Confederate History in Lexington and a copy of our self-guided tour: Click Here

Lee-Jackson Symposium  - (Friday ~ January 12)  Hampton Inn (Col Alto) ~ Conference Room

Our sixth annual symposium will return this year which is free and open to the public. 

Click on the Speakers Tab for more information on the speakers and topics.

1:00 pm ~ 3 pm ~ First Session

3:00 pm ~ 4 pm ~ Break

4:00pm ~  6pm ~ Second Session

(Each presentation will be approximately 40 minutes followed by a question and answer period)

The Hampton Inn Col Alto is located at 401 E. Nelson Street Lexington, VA 24450

We strongly encourage individuals who are in attendance for the weekend to avoid any protest groups that may invade downtown.  In the past a group called CARE which claims to be a peaceful organization has opposed our events.  We have been informed that nationally affiliated CARE groups have engaged in nudity and lewd acts during parades in other areas and we strongly discourage any confrontation which would not be in the spirit of Lee or Jackson, nor Martin Luther King, Jr. who encouraged his followers during his lifetime to leave the Confederate flag and memorials alone to encourage peace, not division.

Lee-Jackson Day Ceremonies           (Saturday) January 15

 

10:30 am - Wreath Laying and Military Salute in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery at the gravesite of General Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson.  Come witness a solemn military ceremony at Jackson Circle in front of the grave and life-size statue of the General.

 (Those who wish to lay wreaths should arrive at least 15 minutes early and give notification of presenters name and unit)


 11:15 pm - Lee-Jackson Day Parade (Tenative - if the city denies a parade permit again, will will stage an appropriate response) through downtown Lexington from the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery (Visitors are welcomed to join in the procession or watch.  All SCV, UDC, OCR, and reenactor groups are welcomed to participate.  Any other groups must contact us to ensure participation as we reserve the right to deny participation to any group or individual)

PLEASE SEE THE RULES TAB REGARDING HORSES  

 Noon - Memorial Service ~ TBA

 

The views expressed during this service are those of the event sponsors or speakers alone.

(Please read the rules tab concerning seating, weapons, and photography)

 

 Luncheon ~ HAMPTON INN ~ Col Alto (Reservations required)

Immediately following the Memorial Service at approximately 1:15 pm 

Cost $20.00 per person.  Buffett style.

 

The Hampton Inn Col Alto is located at 401 E. Nelson Street Lexington, VA 24450

Contact information / Reservations

Lee-Jackson Day - PO Box 466  Lexington, VA 24450

Email inquiries and reservation requests only to  adjutantcamp1296@embarqmail.com

Any net proceeds will benefit future Lee-Jackson Day events 

For more information please [click] Email Us or write to us at PO Box 466 Lexington, VA 24450.   Camp Website