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 Posted: Sat Oct 8th, 2011 04:09 pm
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Perhaps I should clarify... Stonewall Jackson was unquestionably a superb Confederate general. However, according to the historical record he was also man with a slight build and a hypochondriac who preferred to wear an old ill-fitting old uniform and rode a poor excuse for a horse that was the butt of many army jokes. In this memorial, we see a larger than life figure that could bench-press 300lbs in a close fitting confederate uniform, on a horse that could win the win the triple crown. I'm just saying that when this memorial was sculpted the artist portrayed what he wanted the audience to remember about Jackson instead of reality. All memorials do this to some extent of course, but this one is the most blatant example of it that I can think of. Hope that clarifies things.


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