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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The career of General Jackson (search)
cely replied: Sir, we will not be beaten back. We will give them the bayonet. Bee rushed to his own decimated ranks and rallied them by exclaiming: Look! there stands Jackson like a stone wall! Rally on the Virginians! Let us determine to die here, and we will conquer! Jackson not only stood the shock of the heavy attack made on him, but did give them the bayonet, checked the onward tide of McDowell's victory, and held his position until Kirby Smith and Early came up on the flank. Jeb Stuart made a successful cavalry charge, Johnston and Beauregard had time to hurry up other troops, and a great Confederate victory was snatched from impending disaster. The name which the gallant Bee, about to yield up his noble life, gave Jackson that day, clung to him ever afterwards, and he will be known in history not by the name Thomas Jonathan Jackson, which his parents gave him, but as Stonewall Jackson. And yet the name was a misnomer. Thunderbolt, Tornado or Cyclone would be mo