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- May 6, 2011
Commonwealth of Virginia still honors Lee & Jackson holiday on the Friday before MLK Monday..
Both men were certified giants in Virginia history & esteem until about the early 90s..
There's been so much Southern capitulation to cultural-Marxist pressure, even Richmond's former Museum of the Confederacy recently changed it's name to a generic, appeasing name: American Civil War museum (or something like that). It still showcases the White House of the Confederacy, but..
My understanding is that Jackson was initially the bigger hero in the South, before Lee really rose to prominence. Following the war Jubal Early's (et al) advocacy for Lee, is what ultimately made Lee the bigger hero (unfortunately & unfairly at the expense of Longstreet). I'm a big Jackson guy; he was one of the most successful underdogs of the war. And will remain immortalized (if not loved anymore), for his fighting in Northwest Virginia..
Longstreet unfortunately tarnished his wartime achievements by turning against the South and even commanding black troops against his fellow White Southerners under the Reconstruction Occupation Government.
Longstreet unfortunately tarnished his wartime achievements..