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General Stonewall Jackson revealed as "Black man's friend"

Written By: Martha Boltz  |  Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

            VIENNA, Va, July 27, 2011 - The big battle reenactment and other activities out at Manassas National Battlefield this past sweltering weekend brought to mind a book I read not long ago about the inimitable General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, hero of Bull Run. It made me see him in a different light from only the brilliant commander and man on a horse.

            The book is about Jackson's beliefs as he sought to bring the word of God to the slaves of the antebellum era, furnishing the fuel for the fire of salvation. "Stonewall Jackson: The Black Man's Friend" was written by Richard G. Williams, Jr. with a foreword by James I. Robertson, Jr.

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