Stonewall Jackson One of the Greatest most Courageous Military Generals

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Posted : November 2, 2020

Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson (January 21, 1824 – May 10, 1863) served as a Confederate general (1861–1863) during the American Civil War and became one of the best-known Confederate commanders. Jackson played a prominent role in nearly all  military engagements in the Eastern Theater of the war until his death and had a key part in winning many significant battles.

 

 

Born in what was then part of Virginia (in present-day West Virginia), Jackson received an appointment to the United States Military Academy  at West Point and graduated in the class of 1846. He served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican–American War of 1846–1848 and distinguished himself at Chapultepec. From 1851 to 1861 he taught at the
Virginia Military Institute was very popular with his students. During this time, he married twice. His first wife died giving birth, but his second wife,
Mary Anna Morrison lived until 1915.

When Virginia seceded from the Union in May 1861 after the attack on Fort Sumter Jackson joined the Confederate Army. He distinguished himself commanding a brigade at the First Battle of Bull Run in July, providing crucial reinforcements and beating back a fierce Union assault. In this context, Barnard Elliott Bee Jr. compared him to a “stone wall”, hence his enduring nickname. Jackson performed exceptionally well in the campaigns in the Shenandoah Valley in 1862 Despite an initial defeat due largely to faulty intelligence, through swift and careful maneuvers Jackson was able to defeat three separate Union armies and prevent any of them from reinforcing General George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac in its campaign against Richmond. Jackson then quickly moved his three divisions to reinforce General Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia
in defense of Richmond.

He always performed well in the Seven Days Battles against George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac, although his arriving on the field was delayed. During the Northern Virginia Campaign that summer,  Jackson’s troops captured and destroyed an important supply depot for General John Pope’s Army of Virginia and then withstood repeated assaults from Pope’s
troops at the Second Battle of Bull Run.

Jackson’s troops played a prominent role in September’s Maryland Campaign, capturing the town of Harpers Ferry, a strategic location, and providing a defense of the Confederate Army’s left at Antietam.

At Fredericksburg in December, Jackson’s corps buckled but ultimately beat back an assault by the Union Army under Major General Ambrose Burnside.

In late April and early May 1863, faced with a larger Union army now commanded by Joseph Hooker at Chancellorsville, Lee divided his force in three ways. On May 2, Jackson took his 30,000 troops and launched a
surprise attack against the Union right flank,  driving the opposing troops back about two miles. That evening he was shot! The general lost his left arm to amputation; weakened by his wounds, he died of pneumonia eight days later.

Military historians regard Jackson as one of the most gifted tactical commanders in U.S. history. His tactics are studied even today. His death proved a severe setback for the Confederacy, affecting not only its military prospects but also the morale of its army and the general public.

After Jackson’s death, his military exploits developed a legendary quality, becoming an important element of the historical facts and the TRUE history
about the Northern Aggression against the South.

 

 

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63 Stonewall-Jackson-monument

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64 American Public Support Stonewall Jackson Statues and Stonewall Jackson Monuments Erect More

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65 Stonewall Jackson monument, Charlottesville VA

66 Stonewall Jackson in Stone Mountain Georgia Sculpture
66 Stonewall Jackson in Stone Mountain Georgia Sculpture

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67 Stonewall Jackson Bust

68 Stonewall Jackson Statue and Monument
68 Stonewall Jackson Statue and Monument

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Image: TOPSHOT-US-POLITICS-RACISM-STATUE

TOPSHOT - People watch as the Stonewall Jackson statue is removed from Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia on July 1, 2020. - Workers in Richmond, Virginia, removed a statue of Thomas \"Stonewall\" Jackson, a Confederate general, after the city\'s mayor ordered the \"immediate removal\" of Confederate monuments. (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly / AFP) (Photo by RYAN M. KELLY/AFP via Getty Images)

TOPSHOT - People watch as the Stonewall Jackson statue is removed from Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia on July 1, 2020. - Workers in Richmond, Virginia, removed a statue of Thomas \"Stonewall\" Jackson, a Confederate general, after the city\'s mayor ordered the \"immediate removal\" of Confederate monuments. (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly / AFP) (Photo by RYAN M. KELLY/AFP via Getty Images)

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72 General Stonewall Jackson Monument removal 3

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73 General Stonewall Jackson 12

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74 Stonewall-Jackson-statue-removed-in-Richmond

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75 Stonewall jackson statue removal

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76 General Stonewall Jackson Statue removal

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80 Stonewall Jackson 102

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6 General Stonewall Jackson 9

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7 Stonewall Jackson best picture available

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8 Stonewall Jackson

9 Stonewall Jackson Cadet at US Military Academy West Point
9 Stonewall Jackson Cadet at US Military Academy West Point

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10 Stonewall_JacksonMexican–American War of 1846–1848

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11 VMI campus

12 Mary Anna Morrison Stonewall Jackson Wife
12 Mary Anna Morrison Stonewall Jackson Wife

13 Stonewall Jackson Genius Confederate General
13 Stonewall Jackson Genius Confederate General

14 Stonewall Jackson in first battle of bull run
14 Stonewall Jackson in first battle of bull run

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15 General Stonewall Jackson 22

16 Stonewall Jackson Shenandoah Valley in 1862
16 Stonewall Jackson Shenandoah Valley in 1862

17 Jackson was able to defeat three separate Union armies
17 Jackson was able to defeat three separate Union armies

18 Stonewall Jackson Riding his Horse with Robert E Lee
18 Stonewall Jackson Riding his Horse with Robert E Lee

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19 General Stonewall Jackson 14

20 Seven Days Battles George B. McClellan\'s Army of the Potomac
20 Seven Days Battles George B. McClellan\'s Army of the Potomac

21 Jackson destroyed Yasnkee troops
21 Jackson destroyed Yasnkee troops

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22 Second Battle of Bull Run

23 Jackson\'s troops played a prominent role in September\'s
23 Jackson\'s troops played a prominent role in September\'s

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24 battle of Fredericksburg Stonewal Jackson

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25 General Stonewall Jackson 15

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26 General Stonewall Jackson 11

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27 General Stonewall Jackson accidentally shot 13

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28 General Stonewall Jackson lost Arm grave stone

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29 General Stonewall Jackson 1

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Gen. Thomas \"Stonewall\" Jackson\'s body is buried in Lexington, Va. But his left arm is buried more than 100 miles away in Chancellorsville, Va., where the limb was amputated after a Civil War battle in 1863.

Gen. Thomas \"Stonewall\" Jackson\'s body is buried in Lexington, Va. But his left arm is buried more than 100 miles away in Chancellorsville, Va., where the limb was amputated after a Civil War battle in 1863.

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31 Military Genius TOP American General Stonewall Jackson

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32 General Stonewall Jackson General Robert E Lee

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39 Stonewall Jackson Mexican–American War

40 First lieutenant Thomas J. Jackson sometime after West Point graduation in the late 1840s
40 First lieutenant Thomas J. Jackson sometime after West Point graduation in the late 1840s

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41 Stonewall Jackson 1855

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42 General Stonewall Jackson 8

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43 General Stonewall Jackson 7

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44 General Stonewall Jackson 3

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45 Stonewall_Jackson_-_National_Portrait_Gallery

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46 Stonewall_Jackson

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47 General Stonewall Jackson 5

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48 General Stonewall Jackson 2

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49 General Stonewall Jackson 10

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50 Stonewall Jackson Christian

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51 Stonewall Jackson Confederate Flag

60 Stonewall Jackson Monument at VMI Virginia
60 Stonewall Jackson Monument at VMI Virginia

61 Stonewall Jackson Statue at VMI
61 Stonewall Jackson Statue at VMI

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62 Stonewall Jackson Statue 222

 

 

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