I remember visiting Stone Mountain before they started back to work, and you could climb a giant pile of rubble from the Borglum and Lukeman work, the waste pile, and get fairly high. I remember looking up at the bottom of a scabbard hanging from one of the heroes.
Borglum was quite a showman, and held a dinner party on the shoulder of Gen. Lee during the period before his artistic sensibility was disturbed and he had to use dynamite to set things aright.
Finally, at the Washington Monthly, Ed Kilgore, a former Georgia Democratic operative, includes this tidbit of history as he ponders Stone Mountain's place in Southern society:
But after the war Longstreet supported voting rights for ex-slaves and backed (and even played a role in) military reconstruction in the South. Thus he became the object of a vociferous campaign of slander by unreconstructed ex- and neo-Confederates, who elevated Jackson into Longstreet's place alongside Lee in the South's popular imagination.
Among other interesting traits, Jackson favored a policy of executing Union prisoners of war, based on his reading of Old Testament precedents. That's the man up there with Davis and Lee on Stone Mountain.