Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

One of Civil War's Most Famous Confederate Generals

Famous Conferderate General

  • The Civil War changed Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson from an ordinary unknown teacher in the V.M.I (Virginia Military Institute) into one of the most famous and historical men in the world. He was one of the leading Confederate generals during the U.S. Civil War.
  • He commanded forces at Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. Stonewall was well known for his bravery and leadership. Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee were the two most well-known confederate general in the American Civil War.

A Historical Nickname

  • Jackson got his nickname at the First Battle of Manassas on July 21, 1861 by a Confederate General Bernard Bee. Inspired by Jackson's resolve in the face of their enemy, General Bee called out to his men as an inspiration: “Look, men! There is Jackson standing like a stone wall!

About Him

  • He was born on January 21, 1824
  • he died on May 10, 1863
  • Thomas Jonathon Jackson was his full name
  • Stonewall was one of four siblings

Death Bed

  • This picture takes place in Fairfield Plantation near Guinea Station. He died from pneumonia about a week after being shot in the arm by friendly fire. The wounded arm had to be amputated as well. This incident took place at the Battle of Chancellorsville.

Historical Monument

  • This is a monument located on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia. This very special monument is located on the most busiest intersection on all of Monument Avenue.
  • The artist who created this master piece is William F. Sievers. This is one of the most historical monuments in the United States.

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