Thomas J. Jackson home – Lexington, VA

The Thomas Jonathan Jackson house in Lexington, VA, is the only home Thomas ever bought. He lived there with his wife Mary Anna Morrison. In 1858 Jackson hosted worship services for blacks (free and slaves) in this house.

“In Jackson’s mind, slaves were children of God placed in subordinate situations for reasons only the Creator could explain. Helping them was a missionary effort for Jackson. Their souls had to be saved. Although Jackson could not alter the social status of slaves, he could and did display Christian decency to those whose lot it was to be in bondage.”
– James I. Robertson, Stonewall Jackson, 1997: 169.

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