Lee – Jackson…what?

Today in Virginia is Lee-Jackson Day, but according to the The News Leader in Staunton you are going to have to look hard to find anyone celebrating it.  State offices are closed, but it looks like most government offices are open as well as public schools.  I will be in my classroom today as well. …

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Calling on James I. Robertson

Update: My request has been passed on to Dr. Robertson by the Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission. Update #2: Thanks to Tom Perry for providing the following link, which includes an interview with Robertson in a Virginia newspaper: The claim is rejected by most historians, including local history expert James Robertson. “It’s blatantly false.” Robertson is a…

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Of Atheists and Simple Men

James I. Robertson had this to say about “Stonewall” Jackson in a recent interview: “I don’t think an atheist would get to first base writing a biography about Jackson.” “He was a very, very simple man.” I have to admit that I’ve never met a simple man.