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Opinion- What was Stonewall Jackson's Greatest Victory?

Discussion in 'Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson' started by Civil War Scholar, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. Civil War Scholar

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    Once, Stonewall Jackson said that Cedar Mountain was his greatest victory. Do you agree or disagree? Post here which battle fought by Jackson, no matter if he or another general was the Confederate commander, you do consider as Stonewall's greatest victory.
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    If another general was the Confederate commander then it would be that general's victory and not Jackson's, wouldn't it?
     
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    Second Manassas. He had Pope so confused he didn't know what to do.
     
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    Dying on a Sunday.
     
  6. KeyserSoze

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    Not hard to do.
     
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    Very True
     
  8. Buckeye Bill

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    The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862

    * First Winchester
    * McDowell
    * Front Royal
    * Cross Keys
    * Port Republic
     
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    The attack on the 11th corps at Chancellorsville
     
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    On the other hand Jackson could not have gotten any luckier in terms of his opponents in the valley.
     
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    ....and I concur, sir!

    Lady Luck can be a major factor during a conflict/s.
     
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    The flank attack at Chancellorsville was done under Lee's orders, but Jackson was the one who executed it. Therefore, he gets credit for that.
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    Seems to me it is not hard to claim victory when you have a 2-1 advantage in numbers over an opponent who is only making a stand to delay you until his wagons get away after which he escapes as well.
     
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    Only when a Confederate general succeeds. When a Union General wins, it is always due to his hard work, genius, etc. etc.
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    Jackson in the Valley was brilliant in every sense of the word. He always kept his opponents at bay, smashing them by detail and always confusing them.
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    Plus, the casualties for the Valley Campaign:
    Kernstown: 700 Confederate, 600 Union
    McDowell: 400 Confederate, 300 Union
    Front Royal: 50 Confederate, 904 Union
    1st Winchester: 400 Confederate, 3500 Union
    Cross Keys: 287 Confederate, 670 Union
    Port Republic: 800 Confederate, 1000 Union
    TOTAL: 2637 Confederate, 6974 Union.
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    Or in Chancellorsville where his movement was spotted and only limited action taken against it..
     
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    This shows nothing but the author's malice against a person 151 years in his grave. Period.
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    As opposed to your apparent malice to the Northern fighting man...
     
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    Ummm....no.....

    There's a word for people like you: troll. Your true colors are showing, troll....
     
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    Wilber,
    I am not malicious against anyone. But, the Union troops, especially in the West, often sacked and pillaged.
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