am so utteryly unworthy and ungrateful for making me a Major General

Jackson handled the thought of promotion, or death, equally, as coming from the good hand of God. He wrote the following to his wife Anna.

“I am very thankfull to God who withholds no good thing from me (though) I am so utteryly unworthy and ungrateful for making me a Major General.”
– Jackson to his wife October 7th, 1861

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