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Sergeant John Blake stood among the weary victors at Chancellorsville.

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The victory felt hollow.

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Whispers of a friendly fire incident involving Stonewall Jackson

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had turned into a grim reality.

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Jackson, the man who had inspired John at Bull Run and bolstered his

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spirit at Antietam, lay wounded.

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The camp was shrouded in a heavy silence.

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A stark contrast to the usual celebratory cheers that followed a victory.

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Days bled into each other, filled with a tense anticipation that gnawed at John.

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He, along with many others, found himself drawn towards the makeshift hospital,

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a constant vigil kept for any news.

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Rumors swirled, some hopeful, others grim.

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John remembered the unwavering figure of Jackson at Antietam,

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his voice a beacon in the storm.

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Now that beacon flickered weakly.

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One day, the news arrived.

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Carried on the hushed tones of a medical officer.

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Amputation.

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John's gut clenched.

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Stonewall Jackson, the man seemingly impervious to bullets, had lost an arm.

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It felt like a betrayal of their collective faith.

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A symbol of their own vulnerability.

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John pictured Jackson, the man who embodied Confederate resilience, and

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wondered how he would weather this storm.

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Days later, another blow.

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Pneumonia.

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John felt a cold dread settle in his stomach.

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The whispers grew louder, filled with a morbid certainty.

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Finally, the news came crashing down.

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Stonewall Jackson was dead.

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John stood numb, the cheers of victory from just a week ago

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echoing hollowly in his memory.

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The camp was plunged into a deep morning.

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John watched as the once vibrant general was laid to rest.

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A sense of emptiness gnawing at him.

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He had lost more than a leader, he had lost a symbol.

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A man who embodied the spirit of the Confederacy.

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As the army prepared to move on, John found himself

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lingering by Jackson's grave.

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He looked at the fresh mound of earth.

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A stark reminder of their shared mortality.

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Stonewall Jackson was gone, but his legacy remained.

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A legacy etched, not just in victories, but in his unwavering spirit.

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John straightened his shoulders, a newfound resolve hardening in his eyes.

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They would fight on for Jackson, and for themselves.

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But a question lingered in the back of his mind.

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Could the Confederacy, without its Stonewall, stand against the

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relentless tide of the Union?

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What you just heard is our last teaser for our upcoming episode

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about our visit to the Lexington gravesite of Stonewall Jackson.

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Jen and I just finished moving from Virginia to Tennessee and all that

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activity is finally catching up with us.

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So I wanted to let our listeners know we will be on a short break,

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no more than a couple weeks.

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As we get settled in, unpack the myriad of boxes around our house

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and figure out the lay of the land in the greater Memphis area.

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And until then, we're going to ask one thing of our regular listeners.

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them when we come back from break.

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A Historian and Navy Veteran talk about traveling to historic locations

About your hosts

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Host of the Talk With History podcast, Producer over at Walk with History on YouTube, and Editor of TheHistoryRoadTrip.com
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Jennifer B

Former Naval Aviator turned Historian and a loyal Penn Stater. (WE ARE!) I earned my Masters in American History and graduate certificate in Museum Studies, from the University of Memphis.

The Talk with History podcast gives Scott and me a chance to go deeper into the details of our Walk with History YouTube videos and gives you a behind-the-scenes look at our history-inspired adventures.

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