Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson (Confederate)

General Thomas Stonewall Jackson
General Thomas Stonewall Jackson

General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson is number 5 on our famous people top 10 list of Civil War generals. Here is his micro biography:

Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was one of the most famous Confederate generals of the American Civil War. He was born on January 21, 1824 in Clarksburg, Virginia and died on May 10, 1863 in Guinea Station, Virginia.

Jackson was a religious man and a strict disciplinarian who was known for his bravery and military prowess on the battlefield. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1846 and served in the Mexican-American War before becoming a professor at the Virginia Military Institute.

At the start of the Civil War, Jackson quickly rose through the ranks and became one of the most successful Confederate commanders. He is famous for his victory at the Battle of Bull Run in 1861 and for his brilliant tactics at the Battle of Fredericksburg in 1862. He was known for his unorthodox and aggressive tactics, which often caught his enemies off guard.

Despite his success on the battlefield, Jackson was a somewhat controversial figure. He was known for his strict religious views and was often seen as eccentric and distant by those who knew him. However, he was respected and admired by his men, who referred to him as “Old Jack” and considered him a father figure.

On May 2, 1863, Jackson was accidentally shot by his own men and died a few days later. His death was a major blow to the Confederacy and his legacy lives on to this day. He is often considered one of the greatest military tacticians in American history and is remembered for his bravery, his military prowess, and his devotion to the Confederate cause.

In addition to his military career, Jackson was also a devoted family man and was married to his wife, Anna, for just over a year before his death. He was a loving husband and father who was deeply religious and spent much of his time reading the Bible and praying.

In conclusion, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was a brilliant and dedicated military leader who played a key role in the Confederate cause during the American Civil War. He was a controversial figure, but was also respected and admired by those who knew him. His legacy lives on to this day and he will always be remembered as one of the most important figures in American military history.

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