He was one of the Confederacy's greatest commanders and God's devoted warrior. No other biographer understood this immovable leader better than Dabney, a seminary professor who served on the general's staff. This reprint of Dabney's 1865 opus reveals Jackson as an affectionate family man, unwavering in his commitment to duty and imbued with valor, piety, and absolute trust in providence. 742 pages, hardcover.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 742 Vendor: Vision Forum Inc Publication Date: 1983
ISBN: 1929241003 ISBN-13: 9781929241002 Availability: In Stock
Stonewall Jackson. His very name evokes the image of the solid, immovable Confederate general whose sobriquet, earned at the Battle of First Manassas, no longer requires quotation marks. In this volume, Stonewall's pious Christian character, service to the church, unwavering commitment to duty, affectionate role as husband and father, as well as his magnificent service to Virginia are carefully recorded by his close friend Robert Lewis Dabney. Labeled by some a religious fanatic, General Jackson was simply a consistent biblical Christian who lived out his faith every day, seriously and without compromise. Dabney's account of military life in the field with General Jackson provides poignant insight into the character of the General as they discuss theology and military history, pray together, and gallop to the sound of the guns. In a day bereft of true heroes, Stonewall's gallant deeds and virtuous conduct still move our hearts with admiration. He shows us how a Christian soldier should live and die.