Thomas Jonathan Jackson "StoneWall"

By: Nic Harbin

"'West Point'"

In 1842, Jackson was accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Because of his inadequate schooling, he had difficulty with the entrance examinations and began his studies at the bottom of his class, however he became one of the hardest working cadets in the academy, and moved to one of the best in the academy. If he had stayed there another year, he would have graduated first.
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'"Last Words"'

Its May 10th 1863 civil War Stone Wall is yelling his orders. "Order A.P Hill to prepare for action! Pass the infantry to the front rapidly! Tell Major Hawk" Then stopped, leaving the sentence unfinished. Presently a smile spread itself over his pale face, and he said quietly, and with an expression, as if of relief. "Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees." And that was the last of Thomas Jonathan Jackson...