“No sir, we have won this day by the blessing of Almighty God.”

The Battle of Second Manassas (Bull Run II) was a hard fought battle and Confederate victory. Jackson knew whom to give credit to for that victory. His doctor, Hunter McQuire, told him that the day had been won due to hard fighting; to which Jackson replied:

“No sir, we have won this day by the blessing of Almighty God.”
– Jackson to his doctor Hunter McQuire on July 19, 1861

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