Johnathan Jackson Stonewall

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Though it is the dream of most, few men have risen from the lines of poverty to the utmost remembered general of Virginia history. Many Americans know this general as being a humble man, “The louder people cheered, the more embarrassed he became” (Robertson 9). This man was General Thomas Johnathan Jackson, whose nickname “Stonewall” remains the most famous in Virginia history. Nevertheless, what a majority of people do not know is Jackson’s struggled rise to power and the “Gentleman of Manners” (Roberson 11) who placed his main studies on becoming a better person through a book of maxims. Growing up with his an uncle consumed with greed, Jackson partook in few opportunities of education and learning the prosperities of love. Consequently,

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