Stonewall Jackson

by Matthew Pietrucha Carson Shaw and Sydney Levy

Early Years

Was born January 21, 1824 in Clarksburg Virginia.

Graduated from West Point after being sent away by his Stepfather.

Sister and dad died when he was young.

Served in Mexican war as lieutenant and earned his rank as a major.

Contribution to Civil War

Jackson was one of the leading generals for the Confederate army.

He earned the nickname "Stonewall" during the first Battle of Bull Run after the Union said Jackson's line blocked them like a stonewall.

Jackson defended Richmond by defending it with not retreating.

His stonewall line helped the Confederacy win the Battle of Fredericksburg.

In the Battle of Chancellorsville he won by striking the back of the Union army which caused the Union to retreat.

Life after the Civil War

He died on May 10, 1863 at Guinea Station, Virginia in a field hospital.

His last words were "Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of trees."

He was buried in Lexington, Virginia.

He had a school named after him and a hospital as well, being in Virginia.


source: History.com

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Interesting Facts

He was killed by friendly fire


His sister and dad died early in his life, then 2 of his kids died and his wife so he remarried and had another kid who lived.


Stonewall Jackson was one of the only Confederate General who had a memorial in a African American church


His family was actually really poor unlike some other generals.


He was a professor in between the Mexican American War and the Civil War.