Orphaned at an early age, Stonewall Jackson spent his youth struggling for identity and striving for acceptance from family, friends, and teachers. Celebrated Virginia Tech historian James “Bud” Robertson, author of Stonewall Jackson: The Man, The Soldier, The Legend, a book some consider the definitive biography of the Conferderate general, discusses Jackson’s early life, from his youth in West Virginia, through his soldiering in the Mexican War, to his teaching days at Virginia Military Institute.

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Also: WVTF reporter Fred Echols takes a tour of Jackson’s adopted hometown of Lexington, Va., with Virginia Military Institute historian Keith Gibson.

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