Volume IV                                                                                  CROSSROADS, C.S.A 

Reminiscences of
Jackson's Valley 
Campaign  by Gen. T.T. Munford

"Our readers will thank us for the following interesting sketch of men and events of the brilliant campaign which probably contributed more to establishing Jackson's fame than any other part of his splendid career. "(sic)....
A MEMORIAL POEM* BYJAMES BARRON HOPE, ESQ.  Dedicated to the Army of Northern Virginia, New Orleans, May 10th, 1881, onthe occassion of the unveiling of Stonewall Jackson's Statue which surmounts the tomb built to receive the dead who fought under him. 

"Comrades, halt.! The field in chosen.'Neath the skies of Southern May, Where the Southern roses ripen, We will bivouac today.

Here, no foe will draw our sabres, In the turbulence of war, Nor will drum beat, nor will bugle Wake the old pain in a scar. (sic)....

"....(sic) Again, and lastly,
Jackson's character and conduct so filled the measure of his glory that no encomium  could increase or adorn it. When he came from the academic shades of the Virginia Military Institute,  who could have foreseen the height of military fame to which the quiet professor would reach. He rose with the brilliancy of a meteor over the blood-stained fields 
of the Potomac, but shone 
with the steady light of the   orb of day, a light around which no evening shadows 
gathered, but grew brighter and brighter the longer it 
shone. It is not alone by us that his merit has been 
recognized." (sic).... 



Reminiscences of Jackson's Infantry by 
Col. John M  Patton 
At the banquet of the Army of Northern Vifginia, October 29th, 1879, Colonel John M. Patton was called upon to responde to the following toast: "The Infantry - Though often half fed and half clad, they did their whole duty.  We can never forget their heroic tread on the march, their bravery in battle, and the wild yell of enthusiasm and devotion which often sent dismay to the lines of the enemy." He spoke
....It would be a vain and presumptuous task were I, on this occasion, to essay an eulogy on the half fed and half clad" infantry of the Army of Northern Virginia. They had written their own eulogy in imprerishable lines on every sod of every battlefield of Virginia. That eulogy has been heard in the princely halls of imperial courts, and it hada been rehearsed with pride around the camp fires of every army, great and small, throughout the world. It has been.(sic)....
Dedication of Tomb of Army of Northern Virginia Assoc & Unveiling of statue of Stonewall Jackson at New Orelans - 
The Louisiana Division, Army Northern Virginia Association, with a zeal and enterprising liberality worthy of all praise, had completed their tomb, which has vaults capable of receiving twenty-five hundred of their dead comrades, mounted upon it the statue of their old commander, Stonewall Jackson,sic...
               Accordingly, on the afternoon of the 10th, a crowd numbering from twelve to fifteen thousand assembled in the beautiful metairie Cemetery...."

  "  The dead shall guard the dead, 
      While the living o'er them weep;
       And the men whom Lee and Stonewall led,
      The hearts that once together bled,
       Shall here together sleep." (sic)....

Many articles are coming - 


An Anecdote of Stonewall Jackson.
* by B.M.I. 
The following anecdote published in a recent number of the Richmond Standard is so characteristic of the great man to whom it refers that it deserves a place in our record of material for the future historian, and we cheerfully insert it.  It shows that while very exacting in his demands upon others, he was unwilling to rest for a moment when he found that he had done injustice to another.] 
""The following little incident in the life of General Jackson shows the hero as verily as any of the grand military achievements which later in life rendered him so famous. 
(sic) .... 
Capt Wilbourn of 
Jackson's Staff 
"When we had ridden only a few rods, and had reached a point nearly opposite an old dis- mantled house in the woods near the road to our right, and while I was giving him General Hill's reply to the order I had just returned from delivering a few move- ments before, to our great surprise our little party was fired upon by about a battalion, or perhaps less, of our troops,"(sic)....
The Wounding of Stonewall Jackson - Extracts from a letter of Major Benjamin Watkins Leigh -- "...we came out into the road together at the point at which we left it and he informed me or I heard someone say that he was going forward to see 
General Jackson who had 
been wounded. I perceived that all his staff had disappeared.. "We soon came up to where General Jackson was; we saw him lying by the side of the road, under a little pine tree. General Hill directed me (sic)....