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Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson

Who: Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson

What: Confederate General in the American Civil War

Where: Born Clarksburg, Virginia (now West Virginia)

Why: Swiftly became an icon of the South and a key element in the Lost Cause movement. 378 more words

American Civil War

Stonewall vs. Stonewall vs. Stonewall: Such Books as These!

Does the world need another Stonewall Jackson biography? Of course, the world will read another Stonewall Jackson biography. There are thousands of people just like me who can’t get enough of old Jack. 504 more words

Books & Authors

Gone, But not forgotten (civil war in RVA)

If there was ever a slogan for our city, “Gone, but not forgotten,” would fit well because during the Civil War in United States (1861-1865) Richmond, Virginia was the political home for the Confederacy (South). 491 more words


Holkum's Branch - Manassas National Battlefield Park, 11/15/2014

Last Saturday at Manassas National Battlefield Park I took a little walk to Holkum’s Branch of Bull Run, east of the Henry Hill Visitor’s Center not far from the site of Portici on the M. 106 more words


Off to Australia and Other Thoughts

Posting has been a little slow the last two days.  I’m heading out for Australia on Saturday morning and I have been busy trying to get my shit together.   423 more words

The Past is Not Past

I spent most of the day either at rehearsal or learning about Stonewall Jackson.  S.C. Gwynne has written another captivating book.  I’m not far enough into it to feel that I can talk about it, but there is no question that Jackson was a “unique” individual.   493 more words

One of the Best Books of the Year?

One of the best books I’ve read in recent years is S.C. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon.  This book is an account of the Comanche Indian Wars that took place in Texas and the surrounding areas.   85 more words