The Civil War, Day by Day

Old Jack


Old Jack

As a young boy in the mountains of northwestern Virginia, Jackson rode horses in local races. He early adopted the jockey’s posture of leaning forward over the horse’s mane. Years later, General Jackson appeared awkward in the saddle, yet he was such a stable horseman that he often napped while in the saddle.




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