Saturday, January 21, 2012

Happy Birthday, General Jackson!

"[My] belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me. ... That is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave."

Stonewall was born 188 years ago today.

When Jackson lay dying from his war wounds, Robert E. Lee messaged him. "Give General Jackson my affectionate regards, and say to him: he has lost his left arm but I my right."

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