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.
Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth
“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History