Stonewall Jackson — American Soldier born on January 21, 1824, died on May 10, 1863

Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson was a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and the best-known Confederate commander after General Robert E. Lee. His military career includes the Valley Campaign of 1862 and his service as a corps commander in the Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee. Confederate pickets accidentally shot him at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863. The general survived with the loss of an arm to amputation, but died of complications from pneumonia eight days later. His death was a severe setback for the Confederacy, affecting not only its military prospects, but also the morale of its army and of the general public. Jackson in death became an icon of Southern heroism and commitment, becoming a mainstay in the pantheon of the "Lost Cause"... (wikipedia)

The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth.
I am more afraid of alcohol than of all the bullets of the enemy.
Never take counsel of your fears.
Always mystify, mislead and surprise the enemy if possible.
My men have sometimes failed to take a position, but to defend one, never!

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