Life of Lieut.-Gen. Thomas J. Jackson (Stonewall Jackson)

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J. Nisbet, 1864
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Page 119 - Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
Page 170 - That it is the duty of the Federal Government, in all its departments, to protect, when necessary, the rights of persons and property in the Territories, and wherever else its constitutional authority extends.
Page 151 - The use of force against a state would look more like a declaration of war than an infliction of punishment, and would probably be considered by the party attacked as a dissolution of all previous compacts by which it might be bound.
Page 290 - In the army of the Shenandoah you were the First Brigade ! In the army of the Potomac you were the First Brigade! In the second corps of the army you are the First Brigade ! You are the First Brigade in the affections of your General; and I hope by your future deeds and bearing you will be handed down to posterity as the First Brigade in this our second war of independence. Farewell...
Page 289 - I am not here to make a speech, but simply to say farewell. I first met you at Harper's Ferry in the commencement of this war, and I cannot take leave of you without giving expression to my admiration of your conduct from that day to this — whether on the march, the bivouac, the tented field, or on the bloody Plains of Manassas, where you gained the welldeserved reputation of having decided the fate of the battle.
Page 117 - eye was single, and his whole body was full of light." This is the best explanation which can be given of that almost infallible judgment in practical affairs, which he never failed to display, whenever he felt it his duty to examine and decide. And this refers his greatness primarily to his Christianity ; a solution which...
Page 266 - Whilst great credit is due to other parts of our gallant army, God made my brigade more instrumental than any other in repulsing the main attack. 9 This is for your information only-say nothing about it. Let others speak praise, not myself.
Page 322 - Our news indicates that a movement is making to cut off General Loring's command; order him back to Winchester immediately.
Page 84 - no, I like it ; I always did ; and that is the reason I never use it." At another time he took a long and exhausting walk with a brother officer, who was also a temperate and God-fearing man. The walk terminating at his quarters, he proposed to General Jackson, in consequence of their fatigue, to join him in a glass of brandy and water : " No," said he, " I am much obliged, but I never use it ; I am more afraid of it than of Yankee bullets.
Page 179 - If the general Government should persist in the measures now threatened, there must be war. It is painful to discover with what unconcern they speak of war, and threaten it. They seem not to know what its horrors are. I have had an opportunity of knowing enough on the subject, to make me fear war as the sum of all evils.

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