Homas Jonathan " Stonewall " Jackson (January 21, 1824 May 10, 1863) served as a Confederate. (18611863) during the American Civil War. And became one of the best-known Confederate commanders after General Robert E.
Jackson played a prominent role in nearly all military engagements in the Eastern Theater. Of the war until his death, and played a key role in winning many significant battles. Born in what was then part of Virginia. Jackson received an appointment to the United States Military Academy.
Of 18461848 and distinguished himself at Chapultepec. From 1851 to 1863 he taught at the Virginia Military Institute.
Where he was unpopular with his students. During this time, he married twice.His first wife died, but his second, Mary Anna Morrison. Outlived him by many years. When Virginia seceded from the Union. In May 1861 after the attack.
(12 April 1861), Jackson joined the Confederate Army. He distinguished himself commanding a brigade. At the First Battle of Bull Run. (21 July 1861) the following month, providing crucial reinforcements and beating back a fierce Union assault.
In this context Barnard Elliott Bee Jr. Compared him to a "stone wall", hence his enduring nickname. Jackson performed well in the campaigns. Due largely to faulty intelligence, through swift and careful maneuvers Jackson was able to defeat three separate Union armies and prevent any of them from reinforcing General George B. S Army of the Potomac.Jackson then quickly moved his three divisions to reinforce General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. His performance in the subsequent Seven Days Battles. (JuneJuly 1862) against George B. Was poor, but did not inhibit Confederate victory in the battles. During the Northern Virginia Campaign.
That summer, Jackson's troops captured and destroyed an important supply depot for General John Pope. And then withstood repeated assaults from Pope's troops at the Second Battle of Bull Run. Jackson's troops played a prominent role in September's Maryland Campaign. The town of Harpers Ferry. A strategic location, and providing a defense of the Confederate Army's left at Antietam.In December, Jackson's corps buckled but ultimately beat back an assault by the Union Army under Major General Ambrose Burnside. In late April and early May 1863, faced with a larger Union army now commanded by Joseph Hooker. Lee divided his force three ways. On May 2, Jackson took his 30,000 troops and launched a surprise attack against the Union right flank, driving the opposing troops.
That evening he was accidentally shot. The general survived but lost his left arm to amputation. Weakened by his wounds, he died of pneumonia. Military historians regard Jackson as one of the most gifted tactical commanders in U.
His tactics are studied even today. His death proved a severe setback for the Confederacy. Affecting not only its military prospects, but also the morale of its army and the general public.
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