About Those Confederate Generals Up on Those Statues

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Before he violated federal law by making war against his government, Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall) Jackson violated Virginia law by opening a school to teach black slave children to read, where he taught them every Sunday for several years while teaching at VMI. A contradiction, huh? There is a logical answer, so see if you can figure it out.

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PUMABydesign001
October 5, 2017 6:13 am

Amazing isn’t it, what has been omitted from our history. Therein lies the true injustice.

Allen Ness
Allen Ness
October 10, 2017 9:28 pm

TJ Jackson was an amazing man. During the Mexican-American War he achieved a brevet promotion to MAJ, he had graduated from West Point and begun the war as a Second Lieutenant. The war only lasted two years. During the assault on Mexico City he came across one of his artillery pieces sitting in the middle of the causeway while its crew huddled in fear under cover of the slope of the causeway. Jackson fired the cannon, reloaded it and began pushing it further down the road, advancing upon the enemy. An NCO, ostensibly in charge of the gun crew was… Read more »