Friday, April 30, 2010

The Making of a Masterpiece: Last Tribute of Respect - 7

The funeral for Thomas Jackson was the most widely publicized of any fallen Confederate commander. The Lexington Gazette stated that “He left the Va. Military Institute in command of the Cadets. He has been brought back to sleep among us--a world renowned Christian Hero.”

The procession that followed the caisson was made up of the Stonewall Brigade, wounded warriors, dozens of honorary pallbearers, the entire Cadet Corps, officials from every level of government, thousands of civilians, men women and children, Confederate officers, family and friends. - Mort Künstler

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