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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-29-05 03:08 AM
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29. Well, he didn't acquire them...
This is pretty much a myth.

He liked fruit in general, particularly citrus varieties, and he would eat them whenever he could get them. He was impressed by the lemon because it was so unusual.

The story about his obsession with lemons arose after the war and was wrapped up in the effort to deify RE Lee. That is, for Lee to be presented as a godlike figure, Jackson, who already had that status during the war after his death, had to be taken down a notch to Jesus status. Oddly enough, I'm not even making up these metaphors.

Robertson's massive bio, mentioned previously, details the progression of this myth rather exhaustively.

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  -The REAL God Warrior: Stonewall Jackson ForrestGump  Dec-28-05 12:50 AM   #0 
  - If you're interested ...  RoyGBiv   Dec-28-05 01:00 AM   #1 
  - No, I really don't want to get you started  ForrestGump   Dec-28-05 01:14 AM   #3 
  - Lang was exceptional ...  RoyGBiv   Dec-28-05 01:18 AM   #9 
  - I was surprised by Lang's fine performance as well...  GoddessOfGuinness   Dec-28-05 01:17 AM   #7 
  - The book trilogy is a wonderful read...  GoddessOfGuinness   Dec-28-05 01:08 AM   #2 
  - It's not a trilogy...  RoyGBiv   Dec-28-05 01:15 AM   #4 
  - None taken...  GoddessOfGuinness   Dec-28-05 01:25 AM   #12 
     - I should re-phrase ...  RoyGBiv   Dec-28-05 01:39 AM   #16 
        - Wow...That's quite a story!  GoddessOfGuinness   Dec-28-05 01:46 AM   #18 
           - I know people ...  RoyGBiv   Dec-28-05 02:01 AM   #19 
           - A pic ...  RoyGBiv   Dec-28-05 02:23 AM   #20 
              - We wondered about that the last time we were there!  GoddessOfGuinness   Dec-28-05 05:28 PM   #23 
                 - Yes ... Pitzer Woods  RoyGBiv   Dec-29-05 02:50 AM   #27 
  - I want to see  ForrestGump   Dec-28-05 01:16 AM   #6 
     - Funny thing is ...  RoyGBiv   Dec-28-05 01:23 AM   #11 
     - I WAS a bit concerned about chipmunk cruelty  ForrestGump   Dec-28-05 01:29 AM   #13 
     - Absolutely ...  RoyGBiv   Dec-28-05 01:43 AM   #17 
     - A chipmunk?  GoddessOfGuinness   Dec-28-05 01:35 AM   #15 
     - That's why I'm pretty touchy about preserving such sites...  GoddessOfGuinness   Dec-28-05 01:33 AM   #14 
  - His horse Traveller...the best ever  wildhorses   Dec-28-05 01:16 AM   #5 
  - His movie horse was pretty nice,  ForrestGump   Dec-28-05 01:17 AM   #8 
     - I know the movie got panned but I loved it  wildhorses   Dec-28-05 01:19 AM   #10 
  - I think in that first pic he's impersonating Napoleon  sasquatch   Dec-28-05 02:38 AM   #21 
  - being a southerner by birth  hfojvt   Dec-28-05 04:44 AM   #22 
  - and a military genius!  GalleryGod   Dec-28-05 07:34 PM   #24 
  - he was actually quite cultured for the day,  ragin_acadian   Dec-28-05 09:18 PM   #25 
  - ...Another interesting tidbit about Stonewall..he sucked on lemons;  AzDar   Dec-28-05 10:10 PM   #26 
  - Well, he didn't acquire them...  RoyGBiv   Dec-29-05 03:08 AM   #29 
  - "Ole Blue Light"  GrpCaptMandrake   Dec-29-05 03:07 AM   #28 
  - Not a lemon-sucker ...  RoyGBiv   Dec-29-05 03:12 AM   #30 
  - The kernel was verified by the old folks hereabouts  GrpCaptMandrake   Dec-29-05 03:23 AM   #31 
     - Kernels ...  RoyGBiv   Dec-29-05 09:13 AM   #33 
  - We're Sorry, Okay?  patriotvoice   Dec-29-05 03:54 PM   #34 
  - Yup, an incredibly racist dude, who rarely listened to his commanders  LostinVA   Dec-29-05 08:18 AM   #32 

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