The legacy of a military legend's faith. Before becoming a Confederate general, Thomas J. Jackson was a volunteer Sunday school teacher at the Lexington Presbyterian Church in Virginia. Believing that everyone was entitled to a spiritual education, he taught a special class of black children and adults the word of God. The first edition of this title received a Young Reader's Citation from the Colonial Dames of America.
Rickey E. Pittman, 1998 Grand Prize winner of the prestigious Ernest Hemingway Short Story Competition, is an active member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp Thomas McGuire, in West Monroe, Louisiana. He is also a Civil War re-enactor, a public speaker on issues and topics related to the War Between the States, and a musician who travels and performs original and Civil War period music. Pittman lives with his wife in Bastrop, Louisiana, where he teaches English at Bastrop High School and freshman composition at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He is a proud father and grandfather. Lynn Hosegood teaches art at a retirement community in her local area and runs a home-based business specializing in prints of Virginia historical sites and college campuses. A member of the Virginia Watercolor Society, she has studied portraiture and limning. She lives with her husband in Williamsburg, Virginia.