Roy's Postcards: 1986/11/14

Postcard front:

Thomas Jonathan Jackson
1824 - 1963

Postcard back:

Manassas National Battlefield Park
Virginia
Statue of Stonewall Jackson

Thomas Jonathan Jackson received the nickname of "Stonewall" near this spot on the Henry Hill during the heavy fighting of the Battle of First Manassas, 21 July 1861, when General Barnard Bee shouted "Look there's Jackson standing like a stone wall! Rally behind the Virginians!"

Photo by © Ed Elvidge

Leonard's comments:

"Look there's Jackson standing like a statue of himself!"

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