“From that day when at the battle of Bull Run General Bee pointed his sword and said: ‘See, there is Jackson standing like a stone-wall,’ and from which saying he won his sobriquet, Jackson was ever wont to give the glory of victory to the Lord, and to deprecate any applauding of victorious generals. Mrs. Jackson in her ‘Life’ says: ‘General D. H.
Hill relates that in the last conversation he ever held with him, Jackson said: ‘The manner in
which the press, the army, and the people seem to lean on certain persons is positively frightful. They are forgetting God in the instruments He has chosen. It fills me with alarm.’”
John G. Gittings, Personal Recollections of Stonewall Jackson: Also Sketches and Stories (Cincinnati: The Editor Publishing Company, 1899), 58-59.
1899, The life of Gen. Thos. J. Jackson, Stonewall, for the Young, p. 118.