Stonewall Jackson

By:William Ho

The Legend of The South

Stonewall Jackson was a big a influence in America and proved that the south had

hope during The Civil War even though they were outnumbered.

Early Life

Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was born on January 21, 1824 in Clarksburg, Virginia (Now West Virginia). He was a native Virginian whom was the 3rd child of Johnathan Jackson and Julia Neale. When he was 2 years old, his father and older sister died from typhoid fever. His mother was remarried to Blake Woodson. Thomas would soon be living with his step brothers and life will soon be hard for hi,. His mother died from child birth and he would have to live his dad's brother.


After attending local schools in 1842, he enrolled in the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York. He struggled terribly due to lack of preparation and was made fun of by his grades and family, but adversity motivated him to succeed. In 1846 he graduated 17th in his class of 59 students.
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Important life events and accomplishments

Stonewall Jackson served in the Mexican-

War. He was offered to teach at Virginia Military Institute. He was promoted to Brigadier General in The Battle of Bull Run. He is also the best-known Confederate commander of Robert E. Lee.

Contribution to change and interesting facts

Stonewall Jackson change confederate soldiers with confidence after the victory of The Battle Of Bull Run. He also got his nick name (Stonewall) at The Battle of Bull Run by standing his ground like a stonewall. He also witnessed the hanging of John Brown ( Guy who revolted against the south). The south's Legend last words were "Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees."
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Even Legends Fall

The South loses it's boldest and heroic generals on May 10, 1863. On May 2, Stonewall Jackson was shot by one of his men, accidentally, and eight days later he died from pneumonia. Stonewall Jackson is buried at "Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Lexington City, Virginia.

Quotes: "I am more afraid of alcohol than the bullets of my enemy."

"My men have sometimes failed to take a position, but to defend one, never!"

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So Long, Stonewall!

How was Stonewall Jackson a big influence to America, you say? Its because his death was a huge blow for the south so it boosted the Union's (North) confidence.
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