Advertisement

 James Horace Lacy

Advertisement

James Horace Lacy

Birth
St. Charles County, Missouri, USA
Death 27 Jan 1906 (aged 82)
Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA
Burial Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec. 5
Memorial ID 5900449 View Source
Suggest Edits

Civil War Confederate Army Officer. He was a prominent businessman, civic leader, and farmer. The son of a Presbyterian minister, he married Betty Churchill Jones. James Lacy acquired the Fredericksburg area property known as Chatham in 1857 from the estate of his deceased sister-in-law, Hannah Coalter, and throughout the Civil War the plantation house was known as the Lacy House. This house was occupied as Union headquarters at various times during the Civil war. Also, his family owned the Ellwood Plantation in Spotsylvania, Va., where General Stonewall Jackson's amputated arm is buried. Lacy's brother, Beverley Tucker Lacy, was Stonewall's chaplain who recovered the amputated arm, and buried it there. James Power Smith, one of Jackson's staff officers, who married Lacy's daughter, placed a marker for the arm in the Ellwood cemetery in 1903. Enlisting in the C.S.A. Army in 1861, James Horace Lacy was commissioned into Field & Staff CS Gen & Staff as a Major. He was captured after visiting his family for his birthday in June 1861; he was then emprisoned at Ft. Delaware, being exchanged in September, 1861. He returned to the C.S.A. Army to serve as Major, QuarterMaster, in various Departments through the end of the war.

Bio by: BigFrench


Family Members

Parents
Spouse

Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was James Horace Lacy?

Current rating:

30 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 28 Oct 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5900449
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/5900449/james-horace-lacy : accessed ), memorial page for James Horace Lacy (10 Jun 1823–27 Jan 1906), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5900449, citing Confederate Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .