"The Quotable Stonewall Jackson: Selections From the Writings and Speeches of the South's Most Famous General
By Lochlainn Seabrook
422 pages; Illustrated
The author, Colonel Lochlainn Seabrook, a cousin of Jackson, has compiled over 500 footnoted quotes by the General, culminating in a one-of-a-kind work that refutes even his harshest critics.
The Quotable Stonewall Jackson: Selections From the Writings and Speeches of the South's Most Famous General, profusely illustrated with rare photos and illustrations, covers all of the salient points of Jackson's short but amazing life. It includes examples of his private letters, his military dispatches, and his personal views on everything from government, the military, the Union, and slavery, to secession, marriage, child rearing, and education.
Discover the real "Old Jack," as his soldiers lovingly called Stonewall, in his own words in this biographical tour de force encompassing the years 1824 to 1863. Here Colonel Seabrook takes the reader from Jackson's Huckleberry Finn-like days as a runaway orphan on the Mississippi River, to his youthful struggles at West Point; from his danger-filled exploits in the Mexican-American War, to his well earned professorship at the Virginia Military Institute; from his two dramatic marriages and three children, to his mortal wounding by friendly fire at the Battle of Chancellorsville.
Also included is a time line of Jackson's life, a list of his Civil War engagements, a Jackson family tree, unusual facts about the General, a bibliography, and several letters written by his second wife, Mary Anna Morrison.
The author's copious and detailed notes provide excellent context to the abundance of Jacksonian material. The fifth book in Seabrook's "Quotable" series, The Quotable Stonewall Jackson is the only book of its kind, and is already on its way to becoming a Southern classic and a standard in the field of American history.
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"The Quotable Stonewall Jackson"
The paperback Edition of "The Quotable Stonewall Jackson" is black and white. The hardcover is in color (different cover, same interior)