|Lt. Gen. T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson|
The Richmond Daily Dispatch
May 23, 1863
May 23, 1863
Meeting of officers of the "Stonewall Brigade"
The commissioned officers of this far-famed brigade held a meeting at their camp near Fredericksburg, on the 16th inst., which was presided over by Col. C. A. Ronald, of the 4th Virginia regiment. Col. Nadenbousch, of the 2d Virginia, Maj. Terry, of the 4th Virginia, and Adjutant Hunter, of the 2d Virginia, were appointed to prepare resolutions expressive of the deep sorrow of the brigade at the loss of their great leader, the lamented Jackson.--This committee reported the annexed resolutions, which were adopted by the meeting:
- Resolved, that, in the death of Lieut.-Gen. Jackson, the world has lost one of its best and purest men — our country and the Church of God " a bright and shining light"--the army one of its boldest and most daring leaders, and this brigade a firm and unwavering friend.
- That General Jackson has closed his noble career by a death worthy of his life, and that while we mourn for him, and feel that no other leader can be to us all that he has been, yet we are not cast down or dispirited, but even more determined to do our whole duty, and, if need be, to give our lives for a cause made more sacred by the blood of our martyrs.
- That, in accordance with Gen. Jackson's wish, and the desire of this brigade to honor its first great commander, the Secretary of War be requested to order that it be known and designated as the "Stonewall Brigade;" and that, in thus formally adopting a title which is inseparably connected with his name and fame, we will strive to render ourselves more worthy of it, by emulating his virtues, and, like him, devote all our energies to the great work before us, of securing to our beloved country the blessings of peace and independence.
- That a copy of these proceedings be forwarded to the widow of the deceased and published in the newspapers of the city of Richmond, with a request that they be copied by the papers throughout the State.the meeting was then addressed by Capt. H. K. Douglas, who stated that it was the General's wish that his old brigade should be known as the "Stonewall Brigade." in this connection he moved that a committee of five be appointed to correspond with the Secretary of War, with a view to carry out the 3d resolution of the meeting. The Chair appointed the following committee:--Col. Funk, 5th Va.; Lieut.-Col. Colston, 2d. Va.; Maj-Terry, 4th Va; Capt. Frazier, 27th Va., and Capt Bedinger, 33d Va.
The following resolutions were submitted by Maj. Terry:
- Resolved, That it is the desire of this brigade to erect over the grave of Lieut.-General Jackson a suitable monument.
- That a committee of five be appointed to carry into effect the above resolution, and that for the purpose the committee be clothed with full power to appoint a treasurer and sub- committees in each regiment, to collect funds, adopt designs, inscriptions, &c.
The resolutions were passed unanimously, and the following committee appointed: Col. J. Q. A. Nadenbousch, 2d Va.; Capt Strickler, 4th Va.; Lieut. Colonel Williams, 5th Va; Lieut. Colonel Shriver, 27th Va.; Lieut.-Colonel Spengler, 33d Va.