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The Daily Dispatch: June 16, 1863., [Electronic resource], The Memory of Stonewall Jackson in England. (search)
en who, whilst their courage was exalted in an extraordinary degree by the conviction that nothing could be worse than defeat, were inspired with an unshaken faith in the genius and ability of their General. To follow Jackson they knew was to march to certain victory; and, if it was necessary that success should be purchased at the cost of many lives, that reflection did not dispirit them; for the cause in which they were fighting stripped death of all its terrors. The London Herald, (Derby organ,) of the 27th, says: He was animated by the spirit which rendered the soldiers of the Commonwealth irresistible in fight — which carried Havelock through incredible dangers to the gates of Lucknow in triumph. The Christian and patriot soldier achieved the last and greatest of his successes in dying for his country. He perished doubly a martyr, and in his last breath attested the righteousness of the cause which he sealed with his blood. The Northern Republic has produced no he