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|By the way, the story of Jackson and the the young girl are true. She was the daughter of one of Jackson's favorite pupils at VMI. And he often would go to their house for the holidays. And it was true that when he received the news of her death(from scarlet fever, the same decease that caused the death of Gen. James Longstreet's daughters) was the only time that his men had seen him weep. We often forget that these men had tender feelings, we like to picture these men as tough as iron when in fact they were not, and the only man who could make Jackson laugh was J.E.B Stuart. James Longstreet was seen weeping his heart out when the news of his daughters death had arrived, he also wept when he realized George Picket and his men were basically going in a suicide charge at Gettysburg and this was the man that his men reffered to as the "Georgia Bulldog" Gen. Jackson was a deeply religious man, and an eccentric to boot. He did not like to move his corps on Sundays, as a matter of fact Gen.Longstreet wanted to bring charges of dereliction of duty in a court martial, it was only dropped at the insistence of Robert E. Lee.