JACKSON, Thomas Jonathan CSA

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JACKSON, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" CSA


Born January 21 1824, Clarksburg VA
Died May 10 1863, nr Guiney's Station VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1846, Mexican War, 1851 resigned from US army, professor at VMI.
War Service 1861 Maj. in Virginia militia, Col. of Confederate infantry, Harper's Ferry, June 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Bde/Army of the Shenandoah at First Manassas, October 1861 Maj. Gen., Shenandoah Valley campaign - fought brilliantly, Seven Days - fought poorly at times probably due to exhaustion, Groveton, commanded the Left Wing at Second Manassas, led Jackson’s Command in Sharpsburg campaign, Harper's Ferry, Sharpsburg, October 1862 Lt. Gen., commanded II Corps at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville (mw).
Notes He was a great commander, and is the subject of continued speculation as to how the Confederacy would have fared had he not been killed.
 
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