Giclee canvas print, size 24.5″ x 20″
Stonewall Jackson did indeed conduct a Sunday School for enslaved black people and likely violated state law in encouraging literacy among his students. Testimony by his former enslaved students after the Civil War suggests some affection existed between teachers and pupils. The fact of the Sunday school is no myth.
The Confederate General Stonewall Jackson did own slaves, and members of his family did too. Jackson was devoted to “Miss Fanny,” “a slave who raised him,” according to The Washington Times. But the duties of being a soldier of war were overpowering.