Civil War, Day by Day
Jackson had three cardinal rules in battle: mystify your opponent, maneuver your men until you can throw your main force against a weak spot in the enemy’s line, and be utterly ruthless in pursuit of the wounded foe. Jackson was harsh, for he hated weakness in any form. He exacted the last ounce of effort from his soldiers because he willingly gave every ounce of his own strength to the cause.
This Day in History
On a day like this in the 1860's…

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