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 Posted: Thu Jul 10th, 2008 07:26 pm
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He had some big shoes to fill.... his grandfather was a student of Gen Jackson at VMI, ADC to gen John Gordon, a major at 19, flag of truce bearer at Appomattox (his photo hangs in the visitor's center and his flag is on display in the museum there) was later governor of Alabama and then a Federal Judge appointed by TR.
He returned to Appamattox while governor and dug a Sycamore sapling. He transplanted it to the grounds of the Alabama Capitol and it flourishes today as the "Jones Sycamore"

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