General Thomas Stonewall Jackson Quotes

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Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson
Confederate General during the Civil War. Other nicknames includes “Stonewall”, “Old Jack”, “Old Blue Light” and “Tom Fool”
Lived: 1824–1863

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Military Related Thomas Stonewall Jackson Quotes

“The hardships of forced marches are often more painful than the dangers of battle”
– General Thomas Stonewall Jackson Quotes

“Then, Sir, we will give them the bayonet!”
– Stonewall Jackson’s reply to Colonel B.E Bee when he reported that the enemy were beating them back.
At the first battle of Bull Run, July 1861.

“Under divine blessing, we must rely on the bayonet when firearms cannot be furnished”
– Stonewall Jackson, letter accompanying his requisition for 1000 pikes.
April 1861

“Don’t say it’s impossible! Turn your command over to the next officer. If he can’t do it, I’ll find someone who can, even if I have to take him from the ranks!”
– General Thomas Stonewall Jackson

“When war does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard.”
– General Thomas Stonewall Jackson

“I yield to no man in sympathy for the gallant men under my command; but I am obliged to sweat them tonight, so that I may save their blood tomorrow.”
– General Thomas Stonewall Jackson

“Once you get them running, you stay right on top of them, and that way a small force can defeat a large one every time… Only thus can a weaker country cope with a stronger; it must make up in activity what it lacks in strength.”
– General Thomas Stonewall Jackson

“Who could not conquer with such troops as these?”
– General Thomas Stonewall Jackson quotes

“My troops may fail to take a position, but are never driven from one!”
– General Thomas Stonewall Jackson quotes

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