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Stonewall Jackson’s Grandson was a Fighter Pilot in WW2

I was surprised to find this grave marker around General Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson’s statue and grave marker in Lexington, VA. The inscription is for Stonewall Jackson’s grandson, Thomas Jonathan Jackson Christian (1915-1944) This Jackson served in the Army Air Corp during WW2 and reached the rank of Colonel. He had quite the career which you […]

General Lee’s Resting Place

Yesterday we spent a good part of our day in Lexington, Virginia. Lexington is home to Washington and Lee University, named for George Washington and Robert E. Lee who served as the university’s president following the Civil War. One of the guides told us that Lee had turned down a $50,000 a year offer from […]