QUOTE (Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson) – Jan 21

Civil War

The film Gods and Generals (2003) tells the story of Gen Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. The special features explains that Stonewall Jackson was such a Christian (Presbyterian) he wouldn’t do anything on Sunday, even read the newspaper. Gen Richard Stoddert Ewell (1817–1872), senior commander under Jackson, was an atheist, but he learned Jackson. When he came into his tent one time and found him on his knees, Ewell said, “If that’s religion, I want it.” Jackson was the penultimate soldier in the Civil War. His life and death was the turning point of the war. As long as Jackson alive, the Confederates were winning; after Jackson died, everything went against them. Continue reading →


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