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Stonewall Jackson

Born: Jan 21, 1824

Death: May 10, 1863

Birthplace: Clarksburg

Nationality: United States

Stonewall Jackson

Date of Birth : Jan 21, 1824
Date of Death : May 10, 1863
Birth Place : Clarksburg

Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson was a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and the best-known Confederate commander after General Robert E. Lee. His military career includes the Valley Campaign of 1862 and his service as a corps commander in the Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee. Confederate pickets accidentally shot him at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863. The general survived with the loss of an arm to amputation, but died of complications from pneumonia eight days later. His death was a severe setback for the Confederacy, affecting not only its military prospects, but also the morale of its army and of the general public. Jackson in death became an icon of Southern heroism and commitment, becoming a mainstay in the pantheon of the "Lost Cause". Military historians consider Jackson to be one of the most gifted tactical commanders in U.S. history. His Valley Campaign and his envelopment of the Union Army's right wing at Chancellorsville are studied worldwide even today as examples of innovative and bold leadership.

Also known as


  • Thomas Jonathan Jackson
  • Thomas J. Jackson

Parents


  • Julia Neale Jackson
  • Jonathan Jackson
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