“Look! There stands Jackson like a stone wall! He looks really refreshed….” You never know what you will find on Facebook. Earlier today while performing my morning ritual, I came across this little gym. I’m not sure about the history involved, such as Jackson’s practice of giving his men sugar and periodic rests. I would venture to say that sugar might have been in short supply in the Confederate Army. I invite anyone to prove me wrong on that tidbit. I do think it is interesting that Coca-Cola used the old Confederate war hero with the United States military to promote their product. Not only that, but the company gave “Stonewall” the front and center portion of the add. I wonder if Coca-Cola used anymore ads which featured Confederate, or Union Generals for promotion. A cursory Google search yielded no results. I guess this is further proof that the Civil War has been engrained in the commercial pop-culture of the United States….for some time.
Have a Coke and a Smile General Jackson