Stonewall Jackson
Stonewall Jackson

I am Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.

For my project, I read up on General Thomas Jonathan Jackson, often referred to as "Stonewall" Jackson. He was a prominent general, up there with Robert E. Lee as some of the greatest generals of the South. I became interested in this topic as I had a previous image about this historical figure as a formidable general and the face of imminent defeat in the eyes of the North. As I started to research and read about his career and found this wasn't too far from the truth. As i read more and more I saw how how superb a tactician, how boldly he maneuvered his men in battle, and how he was such a great hero to the South and an indispensable general of the Confederacy. I began to wonder if his legacy encompassed more than just the brilliant general he was, and perhaps meant something more.

PRIMARY SOURCES

DOCUMENTS
Loss of General Jackson
Legacy of Stonewall Jackson
A Northerner's comment on Stonewall Jackson
Southern War Song starring Stonewall Jackson

PHOTOS
Stonewall Jackson Photo

MAPS
Stonewall Jackson's stand at Bull Run

QUOTES
"There stands Jackson like a stone wall."
-Brigadier General Bernard E. Bee remarking to his men during First Bull Run
Virginia Military Institute, http://www.vmi.edu/archives.aspx?id=4933&ekmensel=fb5d653b_207_281_4933_4

'A few moments before he died he cried out in his delirium, "Order A.P. Hill to prepare for action! Pass the infantry to the front rapidly! Tell Major Hawks"—then stopped, leaving the sentence unfinished. Presently a smile of ineffable sweetness 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."'
-Dr. Hunter McGuire's notes on Stonewall Jackson's final moments

SECONDARY SOURCES

Jackson Timeline
Stonewall Jackson summary

my podcast

Summary and answer to historical question


What did the South have in Stonewall Jackson which was lost when he died?