Monday, January 21, 2013

Anniversary of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's Birth

The Prattville Dragoons celebrate the birthday of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson today, January 21st.  Gen. Jackson was a devout Christian man who was perhaps General Robert E. Lee's most accomplished commander, leading Confederate forces to victories at the Battles of First and Second Manassas, Harpers Ferry, the Valley Campaign, the Seven Days Battle, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville.  General Stonewall Jackson remains a hero of the Cause for which the troops under his command fought and the citizens of the Confederacy suffered.  Please join the Dragoons in honoring the birth of this legend in gray and join us as we celebrate his birth and his life with commemorative events planned throughout the weekend and throughout the Prattville-Montgomery river region.  January 21st is recognized in Alabama as a state holiday for General Lee's birthday but coincides this year with the birth of Gen. Jackson and he is honored alongside General Robert E. Lee in these heritage events - see other posts on this blog providing details of these events.  Happy Birthday General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson!

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