Discourse on the Life and Character of Lt. Gen. Thos. J. Jackson, (C. S. A.) : Late Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy in the Virginia Military Institute (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Discourse on the Life and Character of Lt. Gen. Thos. J. Jackson, (C. S. A.): Late Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy in the Virginia Military Institute The providential arrangements by which the Virginia military institute has been prepared and fitted for the great work devolving upon it, in the momentous struggle through which our country is now passing, is one of the most marked indications of the favor and blessing of God to it and to our country. Ushered into being at a time of profound peace - when nothing seemed so improbable as the existence of civil war - when the necessity, or even utility of a military school seemed scarcely to have been conceived of by its founders-every step in its history, from its inception to the present moment, indicates the directing and controlling hand of God, which has brought it into existence - shaped its policy and animated its energies for the distinctive work to which he has called it. By its necessary organization as a public guard to the state arsenal, its military character was distinctively defined. W'ith strong temptations, from the current of public Opinion, to adapt its system of studies to the ordinary college curriculum, it has been kept, by the force of circumstances, strictly to the scientific course prescribed for military schools - so that it has been hemmed in, as it were, by causes over which it could exercise no control, to a work seemingly unnecessary, but which the experience of the last two years has shown to have been most effective for the cause of our oppressed country. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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- Francis H Smith
- Hardback | 28 pages
- 152 x 229 x 6mm | 200g
- Publication date
- 12 Sep 2018
- Forgotten Books
- Illustrations note
- 10 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white