General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was well known as a devout Christian warrior. William L. Maughan writes “Christians still study his life of devotion to God in Christ”.
Maughan writes that in every circumstance of life he saw the hand of God, and every victory that he won he ascribed to the Providence of God. Every morning and evening he held a brief prayer service in his tent.
Kate Cumming in her diary mentions comments upon Jackson’s untimely death that it seemed reserved for his own men, much as Jephthah (in the Book of Judges) sacrificed his daughter.
Here is his advice to us: “The most important thing in the world is to know the will of God, and then to do it!”