Stonewall Jackson

By:Bryce G, Tyler R period 4

Early Years

January 21, 1824 in Clarksburg Virginia.

Graduated from west point in 1846 and started his military career as a second lieutenant. he resigned and excepted a teaching position in Virginia military institute. www.civilwar.org/education/history/giographies/thomas-jackson.html

Contribution to the civil war

Stonewall jackson fought in 16 battles total. However most of them were pretty small. He made a big deal in the battles of bull run number 1 and 2. He got his name because his army was like a stonewall and nothing could get past him. http://www.ranker.com/list/list-of-all-stonewall-jackson-battles/reference

facts

1. stonewall jackson quit military to teach at military school in virgina.

2.stonewall jackson had a stuffed horse. http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/3611

3.The surgeon buried stonewall jcksons arm. http://www.vmi.edu/archives.aspx?id=3761 4.Stonewall jackson didnt want virgina to be part of the south http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Stonewall_Jackson.aspx

5.Stonewall jackson told 22,000 troops to form a wall causeing union troops to retreat.http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Stonewall_Jackson.aspx