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 Posted: Fri May 10th, 2013 07:20 pm
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Texas Defender

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  Perhaps I should rephrase the question to better reflect its intended meaning: "Would the presence of General Jackson have changed the outcomes of subsequent battles, and perhaps the war?" Of course, there is no way to know this.

  My guess is that if General Jackson had recovered, his wounds would have made no difference to him in how he conducted his business. He considered himself an instrument of God, and that he was doing what God had ordained for him. He once said: "God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to always be ready, no matter when it may overtake me." I believe that he would have viewed his wounds as a kind of test that God had given him to endure. But, of course, there is no way we can know how the experience might have effected him.

Stonewall Jackson - in His Own Words. Quotes

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