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In northern England, textile manufacturers honor General "Stonewall" Jackson and mourn his death

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06/03/1863
General "Stonewall" Jackson was much admired in England by the wealthy cotton manufacturers supporting the C.S.A., and his death had produced a romantic reaction.  At a meeting in Sheffield, led by a city alderman, motions were passed to send heartfelt condolences to Jackson's widow and to his troops.  Elsewhere, a subcription was begun for a statue to be executed and presented to the Confederacy and flags were flown at half-staff by mill-owners at Stockport in Lancashire. The statue was finally unveiled in Richmond in 1875.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1861), VII: 2.
R. J. M. Blacket, Divided Hearts: Britain and the American Civil War (Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2001), 48-49.
Charles P. Cullop, "English Reaction to Stonewall Jackson's Death," West Virginia History 29 (October 1967-July 1968), p. 4.

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