"The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights,
makes the most reliable soldier on earth."
Thomas J. Jackson
(1824-1863) "Stonewall Jackson", Confederate General
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If you are fighting for your rights wouldn't you be fighting against your country? From his point of view in the confederacy of what rights did he speak? Perhaps he meant the right to deny others their rights.
 -- warren, olathe     
    That would be the right of self determination, warren, even though they had a warped vision on the rights of men who happened to be slaves.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
    not all southerners fought for slavery but most fought against the oppression of states' rights which is what their forefathers fought for...
     -- Anonymous     
    We will fight again, for our liberty from the tyrants who have enslaved us and our children and our future generations!
     -- Paul R. Schickel, New Orleans     
    If you will not have States' Rights, you shall not enjoy Civil Rights, of long duration. Read "Black Confederates" by Charles Kelly Barrow. If THAT does not wake you from your delusions, you are truly a casualty of Liberty!
     -- Sgt. Gary A. Hurd, Bellevue, Texas     
    Jackson knew that slavery was wrong and on its way out. He was teaching slaves religion even tho it was forbidden and others were trying to teach them politics to prepare them for a life after they became free.
     -- rick, clearview city     
    "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)
     -- RICK BULLOCK, clearview city     
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