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Biography Of Thomas Stonewall Jackson

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“There stands Jackson like a stone wall," called General Bernard Bee years ago. Stony is the word I would use to describe Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, the firm-faced man with deep-set eyes and salt-and-pepper beard whose portrait hung in front of me. This is the man whose military tactics are known as the most brilliant of the Civil War. On the other hand, the man seen gazing lovingly into his wife's eyes in a painting across the room looked anything but stony. I strode across the entry room of Jackson's former Lexington home and joined the tour guide's side. Immediately, I and the other tourists were led to Jackson's kitchen. "This is where meals for some of Lexington's finest citizens were prepared. You see, Stonewall was a greatly respected

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