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 Posted: Fri May 10th, 2013 01:24 pm
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Texas Defender

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  On this date 150 years ago, General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson died from the effects of wounds received during a friendly fire incident at Chancellorsville.

  For the last 150 years, armchair generals have speculated about how his presence at subsequent battles, such as Gettysburg, might have altered the results of those battles. Some have gone so far as to say that the death of General Jackson doomed the CSA to eventual defeat.

  Of course, it can never be known how events might have been different if General Jackson had been present during the two years that the war continued after his death. Since there can be no answer to this question, there can be no end to the speculation.

Lieutenant General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson (1824-1863) C.S.A. | This Wee

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