From the 22 July 1891 issue of The New York Times.

Valentine’s Statue of Stonewall Jackson

In the affectionate admiration of the people of the South STONEWALL JACKSON occupies a place next to that of ROBERT E. LEE, and it is not surprising, therefore, to find the unveiling of VALENTINE’S bronze statue of the hero of Chancellorsville and many another battle made the occasion for enthusiastic tributes to his memory. Like SHERIDAN on the Union side in the great struggle, he had the good fortune to be intrusted with duties that gave ample scope to all his remarkable enterprise and energy, and at times put them in a dramatic setting of circumstance. His sobriety of demeanor and profound and simple piety furnished for many observers a curious offset to the extraordinary rapidity and dash of his military methods, so that the two lent each other all the more effect by their surface contrast. In reality both were the perfectly congruous manifestations or expressions of the same serious, fervent nature, prompting him to do with his whole heart whatever he conceived to be his duty. His was a character that evidently has not lost in the respect paid to it at the South, now that a quarter of a century has elapsed since the fortunated overthrow of the cause to which he devoted his life.