The Civil War, Day by Day

The Sweetest Music

Jackson Promoted to Major General

Jackson delivered a moving speech to the soldiers, then galloped away to echoes of the Rebel Yell. He would later term the peculiar Confederate battle cry “the sweetest music I ever heard.”

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