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Discussion in 'Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson' started by James N., Mar 25, 2013.

  1. JPK Huson 1863

    JPK Huson 1863 Colonel Forum Host

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    Diane will know what color socks he was wearing that day, what he had for breakfast and whether or not his horse slept well the night before. Swear. I still say she's a professor on a long sabbatical, writing a trilogy.
     
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  3. John S. Carter

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    I do think that Jackson was right in that the South praised its army more than the workings of the Lord in the army's victories.Then when the army lost a battle they did not blame the Lord for that. Jackson's death was the HIGH WATER mark for the South.He was the only officer who knew what Lee wanted and in his own method was trusted by Lee to carry them out.Question; could Lee and Jackson deal with Grant,Sheridan, and Sherman.? Would Lee listen to Jackson at Gettsburg? In some way may be Jackson died at the proper time in the war.The best comparison would be Grant without out Sherman.
     
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  4. diane

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    Those were both essential partnerships - Grant would have missed Sherman, that's for sure. Sherman was johnny-on-the-spot whenever Grant wanted something, no ego problem, no arguing - Sherman said yes sir a lot! Lee and Jackson were interesting - it seems to me Lee was one of the few, maybe even the only one, who understood Jackson's real value.

    Jackson himself considered the time of his death the proper time...and it was just a little blessing God saw fit to withdraw him on a Sunday! Would Lee have listened to Jackson at Gettysburg? I think so. He listened to him at Chancellorsville - and his proposal was a huge risk. Anybody but Lee would have said NO!
     
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