USS Stonewall Jackson SSBN 634 – Unwavering Courage

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USS STONEWALL JACKSON (SSBN 634)

Today is July 2nd. In 1863, a great battle in and around a small town called Gettysburg was in its second day. This is not meant to be a story about the battle but the second day was a day when Robert E. Lee surely could have used the talents of Stonewall Jackson. After two days of bloody fighting, Lee found himself in a position that would surely mean success or failure in the prosecution of the war. The strategy of the battle is still being discussed and argued about over a hundred and fifty years after the war ended. But many feel that Lee was hampered without his most influential subordinate who had died just a few months earlier.

There had been two brutal days of fighting at Gettysburg. Lee and his subordinates had several times come very close to breaking the…

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