Stonewall Jackson Biography

Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson was a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and one of the best-known Confederate commanders after General Robert E. Lee. His military career includes the Valley Campaign of 1862 and his service as a corps commander in the Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee. Confederate pickets accidentally shot him at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863. The general survived with the loss of an arm to amputation, but died of complications from pneumonia eight days later. His death was a severe setback for the Confederacy, affecting not only its military prospects, but also the morale of its army and of the general public. Jackson in death became an icon of Southern heroism and commitment, becoming a mainstay in the pantheon of the "Lost Cause".

Military historians consider Jackson to be one of the most gifted tactical commanders in U.S. history. His Valley Campaign and his envelopment of the Union Army right wing at Chancellorsville are studied worldwide even today as examples of innovative and bold leadership. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Stonewall Jackson
Full Name:
Thomas Jonathan Jackson
Nationality:
United States of America
Ethnicity:
Scottish American, Scotch-Irish American
Date of Birth:
January 21, 1824
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
Date of Death:
May 10, 1863
Age at Death:
39
Cause of Death:
Pneumonia
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