Statues of Stonewall Jackson seem almost as plentiful across the South as magnolia trees.
Over the next week, we’ll take a look at several Stonewall statues scattered throughout the South.
Jackson is certainly memorialized in all sorts of ways: a stained glass window at the National Cathedral; a dam and a lake near his boyhood home in Weston, WV; a bas-relief sculpture on the face of Stone Mountain near Atlanta, Ga. In the future, we’ll take a closer look at some of those memorializations, but this week, we’ll focus specifically on Jackson-as-metal-statue.
As we hop around to a couple places, I’ll share with you the history of the statues and the history of Jackson memorialization. I hope, too, to show you some really cool photos.
We’ll begin on Monday with what’s undoubtedly the most famous of all: the statue of Stonewall Jackson at Manassas National Battlefield.