2nd Manassas - Aug. 1862
Lt. General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

General Thomas J Stonewall Jackson

"General" I remarked, "How is it that you can keep so cool and appear so utterly insensible to danger in such a storm of shell and bullets as rained about you when your hand was hit?" He instantly became grave and reverential in his manner, and answered, in a low tone of great earnestness: "Captain, my religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me." He added, after a pause, looking me full in the face: "That is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave"

Lt. General Thomas Jackson speaking to then Captain John D. Imboden,
Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War,
G.F.R Henderson, Vol. 1, p. 163."

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"In my tent last night, after a fatiguing day's service, I remembered that I failed to send a contribution for our colored Sunday school. Enclosed you will find a check for that object, which please acknowledge at your earliest convenience and oblige yours faithfully."

Lt. General Thomas Jackson, in a letter to his Pastor,
Dr. White after the Battle of First Manassas.
"Christ in the Camp" by J. Williams Jones, D.D.

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"I see from the number of physicians that you think my condition dangerous, but I thank God, if it is His will, that I am ready to go."

General Jackson on his deathbed at Guinea Station
The US National Park Service