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e the small force-2,611 muskets — of Brigadier-General Jackson saved the day. Without them the Fedeck, shattered and overwhelmed, galloped up to Jackson and groaned out, General, they are beating useferred storming a line of intrenchments. Jackson had little humour. He was not sour or gloomy might read it, did humour of any sort strike Jackson. Even his thick coating of matter-of-fact wabram, a Poem, in the comic preface to which, Jackson was presented in a most ludicrous light, seat, to the knowledge of the present writer, did Jackson betray something like dry humour. It was at m some whiskey when he was wet and fatigued. Jackson made a wry face in swallowing it, and Dr. McGif it was not good whiskey. Oh, yes, replied Jackson, I like liquor, the taste and effect-that's w order was sent to Loring direct, not through Jackson, commanding in the Valley, recalling him. Jaccasions when his great passions were aroused, Jackson was an apparently commonplace person, and his[27 more...]
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 1: parentage, and Early years. (search)
country race-matches, and employed his nephew as his favorite rider, whenever he expected a close contest. It was the gossip of all the country-side, that if a horse had any winning qualities in him, they would inevitably come out when young Tom Jackson rode him in the race. Moreover, the general morals of the community were loose, and irregularities too often found most countenance from those of highest station. The Christianity of the region was not influential; ministers were few, and de barbarous English. There were few cultivated minds to represent the authority of the gospel. Consequently, most of the men of position were openly neglectful of Christianity, and some were infidels. No one will wonder, then, that as young Jackson approached manhood, his conduct became somewhat irregular. He was, as he himself declared, an ardent frequenter of races, of houseraisings, and of country-dances. But still his industry remained; his truthfulness and honesty continued untarnis
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 2: the cadet. (search)
is young neighbor, Here now is a chance for Tom Jackson, as he is so anxious for an education. Thehip, and in favor of his good character. And Jackson stated to his friends that this indulgence wathe course were two years longer than it was, Jackson would assuredly graduate at the head of his cs, sought the society of those above him. But Jackson, in selecting his few friends, disregarded aln without a back. It does not appear that Jackson was under the influence of vital ChristianityHis early education had been neglected. Like Jackson he incurred the sportive malice of the studens favor. There appeared no reason why he and Jackson might not run parallel courses of honor and uing associations in the neighboring village. Jackson was one of the first to perceive his lack of endeavored to shield himself by falsehood. Jackson had been indignant that he should commit suchimself, had expelled him from their society. Jackson, meantime, has filled two hemispheres with hi
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 3: in Mexico. (search)
r the city, without a single casualty. Young Jackson often referred to this as a spectacle more gr, after a heavy bombardment. In this service Jackson, who had on March 3d received the commission dation in his report:--In a few moments, Lieutenant Jackson, commanding the second section of the baicans were again victorious. In this affair, Jackson had no other part than to protect the flank o battery, and send one section forward, under Jackson, towards the northwest angle, while he assailwn friends, he proceeded to the front to join Jackson. The latter had been pushed forward by Colonhis battery by the rapid and unerring fire of Jackson and Magruder. By this time the storming pe consumed many minutes. The eager spirit of Jackson suggested the attachment of his guns to the lst Artillery (one section advanced under Lieutenant Jackson), all of Pillow's division, had at the sFor his conduct in the battle of Chapultepec, Jackson received the brevet rank of Major. To this h[14 more...]
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 4: life in Lexington. (search)
dence of about two years at Fort Hamilton, Major Jackson was transferred to Fort Meade, near Tampa casional glimpses of the recondite truth. Major Jackson had never been a teacher, nor had the bust a vivid distinctness, in new relations, then Jackson had the faculty in great strength. And, henceclaration that war was his proper vocation.] Jackson, who seemed never to forget his own most casuve if he had acted on this manly philosophy! Jackson always professed his ability to exert an absolic piety, is unavoidable in this narrative. Jackson sought an introduction to him in the autumn oarty spirit against other denominations which Jackson passed over, in selecting the Presbyterian, weting should be seriously marred. Yes, said Jackson, but my comfort or discomfort is not the quesicating in person some important orders. General Jackson merely paused to give them the most hurri and fixed the foulest stain upon his memory, Jackson crucified the not ignoble thirst for glory wh[51 more...]
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 5: secession. (search)
Chapter 5: secession. The type of Major Jackson's political opinions has been already described, as that of a States'-Rights' Democrat of the most straitest sect. This name did not denote the attachment of those who bore it to the dogmas of universal suffrage and radical democracy, as concerned the State Governments; but their advocacy of republican rights for these Governments, and a limited construction of the powers conferred by them on the Federal Government. Their view of those powers was founded on the following historical facts, which no well-informed American hazards his credit by disputing:--That the former colonies of Great Britain emerged from the Revolutionary War distinct and sovereign political communities or commonwealths, in a word, separate nations, though allied together, and as such were recognized by all the European powers: That, after some years' existence as such, they voluntarily formed a covenant, called the Constitution of the United States, which crea
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiseences of the army of Northern Virginia. (search)
my last sketch with a brief statement of how Jackson and his foot cavalry were caught at Cross Keynow too late to be of value. For five days Jackson rested his weary men in the beautiful valley Colonel A. R. Boteler had applied to him from Jackson for an increase of his force to 40,000 men, wction of Charlottesville — and that as a rule Jackson kept Ewell and the rest of his officers in pror west, or whether we will march at all. General Jackson simply ordered me to have my division reato support him. I learned afterward that General Jackson had made the impression on General Ewell irst Fredericksburg. So completely did General Jackson conceal his plans from his staff and highsoldiers, cannon and wagons come to reinforce Jackson in his march down the Valley. There is Gener work before us. It was on this march that Jackson met one of Hood's Texans straggling from his e says that when the horse came back with General Jackson's compliments, his chagrin knew no bounds[16 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.19 (search)
, but hard-working professor, whom they called Old Jack, or Fool Tom Jackson, and upon whom they delighted to play all sorts of pranks. Stor, waited on the board of visitors and demanded the removal of Professor Jackson for utter incompetency. There were traditions that he greatl a commission as colonel, a member arose and asked: Who is this Major Jackson, anyhow? and it took all the eloquence of the Rockbridge delegFerry, when he was sent to command us, also asked, Who is this Colonel Jackson? but that before he had been in command forty-eight hours we at the unveiling of the monument in Lexington. The soldier. Jackson was a born soldier, and it would be for me a pleasant task to sketfor himself world-wide fame. When General Banks, supposing that Jackson was in full retreat up the Valley, started a column across the moustrike Johnston's army, which was then falling back from Manassas, Jackson suddenly turned, marched thirty miles that afternoon and eighteen
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.23 (search)
his after life was to be, for often he would close one of his long talks of which I speak with the remark, I have but one talent, and will never be anything but Tom Jackson unless the United States engage in war. Early in 1842 the cadetship at West Point for this congressional district suddenly became vacant through the failure of the appointee to report for examination, and Jackson announced to me his resolve to seek the place. Knowing that he had no influential friends to urge his appointment, and that even if he secured it, he was poorly prepared to pass the preliminary examination, I at first discouraged him in his purpose, but finally seeing that his e given to the son of some soldier or sailor who had lost his life in his country's service, and there were, he urged, a score of applicants for the place. Young Jackson, however, could neither be bluffed nor driven from his purpose. In the end he overcame the objections of the secretary and gained his point. Judge Spencer, in g
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The career of General Jackson (search)
ery soon. That afternoon Ewell received from Jackson the famous message I have given in reference that is as much as I generally know about General Jackson's movements. In the second Manassas campaign, Jackson conducted his movements to Pope's flank and rear so secretly that just before he caon what we need, was the reply. The next day Jackson started on his famous march to join Lee in tiyonet. Garnett was still under arrest when Jackson died, when General Lee released him, and put my, it would have been more efficient. But Jackson was always ready to obey himself orders from incident illustrating this: General Lee sent Jackson, by Captain Smith, a message to the effect thtorm was raging, and took it for granted that Jackson would not undertake to ride fourteen miles toing such weather as this. Bowing his head, Jackson gave the amphatic reply: General Lee's slienton White Sulphur Springs, but the next day Jackson forded the river higher up, and made his famo[29 more...]
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