After the Battle of Bull Run, Captain John D. Imboden asked Stonewall Jackson how he could remain so cool and with no sense of danger in the midst of battle. Jackson replied, "Captain, my religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me."
Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson died on this day, May 10, 1863.
This quote can be found in "Stonewall Jackson" a Thesarus of Anecdotes of and Incidents in the Life of Lieut-General Thomas Jonathan Jackson, by Elihu Samuel Riley, Annapolis MD: 1920, p. 140