Stonewall-Chap10 - candidate at the convention. Although...

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Brent Chaney Question #3 Does Jackson have any doubts about serving Virginia and the Confederacy in 1861? Jackson did have some reservations about serving Virginia and the Confederacy. After the confrontation involving John Brown at Harper’s Ferry, Jackson seemed to believe that this would cause a great separation between the states. He wrote many letters to his sister Laura in which his thoughts seemed to be with the union. He talks about how he is happy to see that there is a strong union feeling in Virginia and he hopes that he will not have to defend Virginia against the union because he does not want to go against the United States. Along with the strong union feeling of the people around him, he himself seems to have a very strong union feeling and that he intends to vote for the union
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Unformatted text preview: candidate at the convention. Although Jackson shows some doubt about serving the confederacy he says that he is part of the Virginia military it is his duty to follow the orders given to him. If his orders are to lead his troops against the union then he will do so because that is his duty to the Virginia military. It can’t really be told whether Jackson’s feelings about the union and the confederacy change when he is ordered to move his troops to Harper’s Ferry and he is promoted to the rank of colonel on 27 April 1861. He seems to be caught in the middle of the two sides, agreeing with things that both sides are saying....
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course HIST FS taught by Professor Algaa during the Fall '06 term at Allegheny.

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