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Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

Rebel Yell:  The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

by S. C. Gwynne,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 2, 2014

As he rode back to headquarters at the end of the Battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson suddenly said, “How horrible is war.” Hunter McGuire, his medical officer, agreed: “Horrible, yes. But we have been invaded. What can we do?” “Kill them, sir,” Jackson replied. “Kill every man.”

 

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