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Stonewall Jackson

Stonewall Jackson, the singer, enunciated vowels in a way that reminds me of Stonewall Jackson, the general, sucking on lemons.


Book Review: "The Civil War Diary of Father James Sheeran: Confederate Chaplain and Redemptorist"

James Sheeran, a chaplain for the 14th Louisiana Infantry, wrote in his collection of diary and letters, “If perchance this manuscript should fall into the hand of any person unacquainted with me, I ask as a favor, that it may be destroyed, as it was never intended for the public eye.” The Civil War community can rejoice that no one heeded that request. 559 more words

Books & Authors

On Location: Jackson's HQ Museum

Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters in Winchester, Virginia, doesn’t reopen for the season until April 1, but passing through town, I couldn’t resist the chance for a quick video On Location. 84 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

1862: "I Cannot Expect To Be Of Much Service In The Field"

Head-quarters, Valley District

January 31, 1862.

Hon. J.P. Benjamin,

Sec. of War.

Sir, – Your order requiring me to direct General Loring to return with his command to Winchester, immediately, has been received, and promptly complied with. 495 more words

American Civil War

Question of the Week: 1/30-2/5/17

On January 31, 1862, General “Stonewall” Jackson signed a letter requesting to return to Virginia Military Institute or offering to submit his resignation. The message was prompted by orders for Jackson to return a complaining subordinate to the headquarters city, and the commanding general did not want interference with his original orders. 23 more words

Emerging Civil War

1862-03 Battle of Mill Springs

Battle of Mill Springs
Pulaski and Wayne KY
January 19th 1862

1862 (Published 1/1/2017)
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Rebel Yell by S.C. Gwynne

Rate: 2/5

Medium: Audiobook

Overview (No Spoilers): In August I read the fascinating Robert E. Lee biography, Clouds of Glory by Michael Korda… 483 more words

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