Elisha F. Paxton

Elisha F. Paxton

Elisha Franklin Paxton (March 4, 1828 – May 3, 1863) was an American lawyer and soldier who served as a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He died in combat leading the famed Stonewall Brigade during the Battle of Chancellorsville.

Read more about Elisha F. Paxton:  Early Life and Career, Civil War Service

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    See, in the Navy, during the war, I got used to the idea that something might happen to me, I might not make it. Well, I also got used to the idea that my wife and children were safe at home, they’d be all right no matter what. But what I didn’t reckon with was that in this, this kind of a monstrous war, something might happen to them, and not to me. Well it did, and I can’t, I can’t cope with it.
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    ...some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him, saying, “Go away, baldhead! Go away, baldhead!”
    Bible: Hebrew, 2 Kings 2:23.

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