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"STONEWALL" JACKSON WON HIS NAME
Robinson House, Bull Run.—"Stonewall"
Jackson won his name near this house early in the afternoon of July 21st.
Meeting General Bee's troops retreating in increasing disorder, he advanced with
a battery to the ridge behind the Robinson House and held the position until
Bee's troops had rallied in his rear. "Look at Jackson standing there like a
stone wall," was the sentence that gave birth to his historic nickname. It was
General Bee who uttered these words, just before he fell, adding, "Rally on the
Center of Battle of Morning—July 21,
1861.—North of this house, about a mile, the Confederate Colonel Evans met the
columns of Burnside and Porter in their advance south from Sudley Ford. Though
reinforced by General Bee, he was driven back at noon to this house in the
valley near Young's Branch. Here a vigorous Union
charge swept the whole battle to the hill south
of the stream. General Bee sent for reinforcements, saying that unless he could
be supported "all was lost."