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Stonewall Jackson: Lee's Right Arm

Stonewall Jackson: Lee's Right Arm

Brilliant and eccentric, Stonewall Jackson’s tactics were to ‘mystify, mislead, and surprise.’

“Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.” These words, spoken at 3:30 on the afternoon of May 10, 1863, were the last uttered by one of the Civil War’s most brilliant and perhaps most eccentric generals. During his brief career, “Stonewall” Jackson confounded his enemies as well as his troops and fellow officers. And when he fell, Gen. Robert E. Lee remarked with...

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