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"It is inspiring . . . Jackson's faith led him to show kindness to those around him, including the slaves." -- Steven E. Woodworth, Ph.D., author - While God is Marching On: The Religious World of Civil War Soldiers
"a skillful interweaving by Williams of . . . research with. . . inspirational language . . . the reader barely notices the actual history lesson taking place." -- Human Events
"Exhaustively researched, teeming with useful nuggets, and written with an undertone of faith that Jackson himself would have admired, this study clears the air of a lot of myth-accidental and otherwise. The narrative surprises and informs, memorializes and inspires, all at the same time." -- Professor James I. Robertson, Jr., Alumni Distinguished Professor in History Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and author of "Stonewall Jackson - The Man, The Soldier, The Legend"
RICHARD G. WILLIAMS JR. is a well-published author and speaker on subjects related to the Civil War. A regular contributor to the Washington Times' Civil War column, Williams also frequently contributes articles about the War Between the States to newspapers and history and homeschooling magazines. The descendant of three Confederate soldiers and a twenty-six year veteran Sunday-school teacher, he has lectured at Liberty Universtiy's annual Civil War Seminar and is the author of The Maxims of Robert E. Lee for Young Gentlemen. Williams is active in a number of historical preservationist organizations and lives in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.
Of the many works of hagiography devoted to Stonewall Jackson, this unquestionably is the most ludicrous. Read morePublished on December 17, 2008 by concerned historian
Stonewall Jackson is a legend as a military man, but this book explores another side of him: his dedication to helping the slaves in his hometown of Lexington, VA. Read morePublished on November 7, 2008 by Colinda