The legendary general stonewall jackson

With all his gentleness there was much of the old Berserker about Stonewall Jackson, not indeed the lust for blood, but the longing to do doughtily and die bravely, as best becomes a man.

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The other rule is, never fight against heavy odds, if by any possible maneuvering you can hurl your own force on only a part, and that the weakest part, of your enemy and crush it.

She declined family charity and moved into a small rented one-room house.

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Johnston, who had troubles enough preparing the defense of Richmond against the combined forces of generals McClellan and McDowell. Quotes[ edit ] The time for war has not yet come, but it will come, and that soon; and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard. His hand was struck by a bullet or a piece of shrapnel and he suffered a small loss of bone in his middle finger. Jackson by Byron Farwell, p. Lee certainly thought so. Never engross the whole conversation to yourself. Battles of Cedar Mountain, Clark's Mt. Though this was a favorite motto of Jackson, and reported as among his last words, it did not originate with him,he may have gotten it in his youth from someone who was a regular reader of "Poor Richard's" almanac. He also took in a slave who had been orphaned, a girl named Emma. Parts of Jackson's curriculum are still taught at VMI, regarded as timeless military essentials: discipline, mobility, assessing the enemy's strength and intentions while attempting to conceal your own, and the efficiency of artillery combined with an infantry assault.

Displaying a dogged determination that was to characterize his life, he became one of the hardest working cadets in the academy, and moved steadily up the academic rankings. He was stationed briefly at Fort Casey before being named second-in-command at Fort Meadea small fort about thirty miles south of Tampa.

At one point, all of his principal generals were under arrest.

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Following the successful campaign, Jackson was ordered to join Gen. In Mexico, he distinguished himself from his first taste of combat at Vera Cruz. Jackson was buried in Lexington, Virginia. Jackson read from an early age.

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Wearing a battered old flat-topped forage hat that everybody knew, he would bring new heart to those who, upon seeing him, would shout to their fellows over the din of battle, "Here comes Old Jack! InJackson married Elinor Junkinthe daughter of a Presbyterian minister who was the president of Washington College.

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Robert E. Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians , p. Johnston, who had troubles enough preparing the defense of Richmond against the combined forces of generals McClellan and McDowell. Make it a rule never to accuse without due consideration any body or association of men. The Federal commander believed that Jackson had actually outnumbered him by two to one. Three years later, on October 13, , his father married Elizabeth Wetherholt, and they had nine more children. He was taken from the field and General J. Ward, Ken Burns, and Ric Burns, p. In contrast to this display of strength of character, he obeyed what he also felt was a "bad order" when he raked a civilian throng with artillery fire after the Mexican authorities failed to surrender Mexico City at the hour demanded by the U. Haines, Jr.
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