Jackson deplyed his attacking force with his three division stacked behind each other. This reminds me of A. S. Johnston's/Beauregard's attack at Shiloh. I have often see Johnston & Beauregard criticized for their decision to attack with 1 corps stacked behind the other, but I don't remember ever seeing criticism of Jackson for attacking in generally the same way.
Both attacks achieved surprise and were at least initially overwhelmingly successful. Both however lost momentum at least partially due to command and control issues caused by the unwieldy attack formation. Darkness was also a factor in slowing Jackson's attack.
Why did Jackson choose to attack,in this way? Should he have chosen to attack differently, with each division aligned in column of brigades (am I using the right terminology?) next to each other instead of in parallel lines? Would his attack have achieved even more success if he had done so, or did it not make much of a difference?