Friday, September 7, 2012
The significance of the lives of Generals Lee and Jackson cannot be overvalued. While the character and influence of most of us will barely be remembered one hundred and fifty days after our departure, the sterling character of these men has endured for one hundred and fifty years.
What a shame that so many of America's youth are being robbed of knowing and studying the virtue and integrity of the great General Robert E. Lee and General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.
Photo: John Paul Strain, At daylight, Jackson would lead his corps on a dramatic forced march around the enemy flank at Chancellorsville and shatter Hooker's line in a powerful surprise attack. It would be Lee's most magnificent victory, but it would be won at a terrible cost to the South: "Stonewall" Jackson would be mortally wounded. A year later, Stuart would also fall. Never again would Lee, Jackson and Stuart confer together; the night council at Chancellorsville was their last meeting.