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[471] failing twice. Jackson used to say, “The service cannot afford to keep in position a man who does not succeed.” Nor was he ever restrained from change by the fear of making matters worse. His motto was: “Get rid of the inefficient man at once, and trust Providence for finding a better.”

Colonel Dodge well says: “Honesty, singleness of purpose, true courage, rare ability, suffice to account for Jackson's military success. But those alone who have served under his eye know to what depths that rarer, stranger power of his has sounded them. They only can testify to the full measure of the strength of Stonewall Jackson.”

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