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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Standing Like A Stonewall

If Stonewall Jackson could see the sorry condition of our country today, all he would say is "I told you so".

The birthdate of Thomas J. Jackson is somewhat disputed, the physician putting the time as a little before midnight on the 20th, but the family staunchly believes he was born on the 21st. I have absolutley no angle on this, but I would like to acknowledge his birthday on inagauration day.

Jackson was born in 1824, in what is modern day West Virginia. Since his service in the army during the Mexican war, he had been a strong union man. But when the Lincoln administration issued the call for 75,000 troops to put down the "rebellion", Jackson was one of the first to offer his services to his country. He quickly established himself as a capable combat leader at the battle of 1st Manassas.

His theology is evident in the way he fought. A Presbyterian, Jackson waged an unrelenting and destructive campaign against the Yankees during the rest of his life. When he died, as a result of wounds from his own men, the hope of a new nation, based on the principles of the original United States, died with him.

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Blogger Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

"died with him."

That it did, Stephen, that it did.


I love Mort Kunstler! Do you have any of his calendars?

January 21, 2009 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...

Thanks for the comment!

I do not have any of his calendars but I do really like his art.

Do you like Don Troiani?

January 21, 2009 at 10:47 PM  
Blogger RGM said...

I loved the post on both Lee and Jackson - two men who's equals in Godly carachter, and skill on the battlefield will probably never walk this earth. I have two agree that hope for the C.S.A of 1861 died with Jackson, but there is still hope for a new nation based on biblical principles. If the Lord wills it, we will have our place among the nations of the earth. First however, we must see massive reformation in the families, and churches. This great responsibility falls on you and my generation, Stephen. Lets fight the enemies of God and freedom "To the Last Ditch"!

By the way, I love the new picture.


January 27, 2009 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...


Thanks for the comment!
I really apreciate the encouragement. It's very easy to get discouraged but very heartening to be reminded that God is still in control.

As to Lee and Jackson, let us rally behind the example of the Virginians and we will conquer!

January 27, 2009 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...

I always enjoy reading your comments on our mutual Southern heroes. Keep 'em coming!

Though, um... it hasn't quite been 200 years since the war. (-;

January 31, 2009 at 12:57 PM  

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