ead and butter and milk always satisfied him. He used no tobacco and rarely ever drankany whiskey or wine.
One bitter cold night at Dam No. 5, on the Potomac river, when we could light no fire because of the proximity of the enemy, I gave him a drink of whiskey.
He made a wry face in swallowing it, and I said to him: Isn't the whiskey good?
He answered: Yes, very; I like it, and that's the reason I don't drink it.
Other biographical data.
Thomas Jonathan Jackson was born in Clarksburg, W. Va., (then a part of Virginia,) January 21, 1824.
At the age of eighteen he was appointed to West Point, but owing to the fact that he was poorly prepared to enter that institution he never took a high standing in his classes.
He was graduated in 1848 and ordered to Mexico, where he was attached as a lieutenant to Magruder's battery.
He took part in Scott's campaign from Vera Cruz to the city of Mexico, and was twice breveted for gallant conduct—at Cherubusco and Chapultepec—attaining