Mary H. Weir hosts ‘Stonewall’ Tuesday

WEIRTON – Doug Riley of Tunnelton will portray Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mary H. Weir Library located on Main Street.

Riley is a West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive! presenter.

Born in Clarksburg, Jackson was an orphan who became one of the most revered names in military history. He is regarded by experts as a tactical genius and a relentless battlefield commander of unsurpassed ability.

The men of the “Stonewall Brigade” were fiercely loyal to their leader. General Jackson was a devoutly religious man whose death by friendly fire was a crushing blow to Confederate hopes for ultimate victory.

A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

This West Virginia Humanities Council program is being hosted by the Mary H. Weir Public Library and is supported with additional financial assistance from the Office of the Secretary, West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts.