Stonewall Jackson has long appealed to me, not just for his military genius, but for his humanity. We live in an age where many feign virtue but practice vice; Jackson serves as a shining example of a man who exemplified nobility of spirit. We may condemn the cause he served, even as we revere the man himself. In his own lifetime he was esteemed and honored even by his enemies; may we learn from his example. CKC
For the forthcoming August 2017 issue of Civil War Times, I had the privilege to write an article about Stonewall Jackson as a father, “Stonewall’s Greatest Joy.” It’s a story that has deep personal interest to me. Here’s why . . . .
When my daughter, Stephanie, was four years old, she fell in love with Stonewall Jackson. Visiting the battlefield at Manassas, she saw the monolithic statue of Jackson there and it was love at first sight. That he had a cool nickname—“Stonewall”—only made her fascination stronger. She became, at that moment, an instant, lifelong Stonewall Jackson groupie.
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