All Things for Good: The Steadfast Fidelity of Stonewall Jackson

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Thomas Jonathan Jackson, dubbed Stonewall" following the battle of First Manassas in July 1861, was born in 1824 in Clarksburg, Virginia (now West Virginia). This extremely complex, often misunderstood man was orphaned at a young age, graduated from West Point in 1846, and participated in the Mexican War in 1848.

Attracted to the Virginia Military Institute in 1851, he resigned his commission in the army a year later. He left VMI in 1861 to join the Confederate army. Immediately...

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Overview

Thomas Jonathan Jackson, dubbed Stonewall" following the battle of First Manassas in July 1861, was born in 1824 in Clarksburg, Virginia (now West Virginia). This extremely complex, often misunderstood man was orphaned at a young age, graduated from West Point in 1846, and participated in the Mexican War in 1848.

Attracted to the Virginia Military Institute in 1851, he resigned his commission in the army a year later. He left VMI in 1861 to join the Confederate army. Immediately commissioned a colonel, within months he had been promoted to the rank of brigadier general. He was mortally wounded by friendly fire at the May 1863 battle of Chancellorsville and died a week later.

Revered as a brilliant military leader, tactician, and one of the most adroit Confederate commanders, Jackson is a study in contrasts. He was justifiably feared by his enemies and totally beloved by his men. Yet his humble and sincere faith seemed at odds with his reputation as a ferocious warrior.

All Things for Good is a thoughtful new volume in the Leaders in Action Series. In it J. Steven Wilkins challenges some of the myths that surround Stonewall Jackson and celebrates his devout Christian faith."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581822250
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Series: Leaders in Action Series
  • Pages: 394
  • Sales rank: 1,011,583
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Acknowledgments xv
Introduction xvii
Chronology xix
Part 1 The Life of Stonewall Jackson
Early Sorrows 5
Jackson's Mill 12
West Point 20
The Mexican War 28
Fort Hamilton 37
Virginia Military Institute 46
Faith, Hope, Love, and Loss 54
Death and Life 64
The Coming of War 72
Harpers Ferry 83
Manassas 91
Frustration and Responsibility 101
Resignation 107
Kernstown 116
The Valley 125
The Seven Days 149
Cedar Mountain 171
Second Manassas 184
Death in Maryland 195
Fredericksburg 205
Moss Neck 217
Last Happy Days 223
Chancellorsville 229
Crossing Over the River 247
Epilogue 258
Part 2 The Character of Stonewall Jackson
Christianity 269
The Bible 274
Prayer 279
The Sunday School Class 285
Regard for the Ministry 290
The Faithful Husband 294
Love for Children 298
Happiness 302
Humility 305
Friendship 309
Forgiveness 315
Kindness 319
Idiosyncrasies 323
Integrity 327
Self-denial 331
Principle 336
Slavery 340
The War 346
The "Black Flag" 350
Duty 354
Respect 359
Popularity 363
Secrecy 367
Part 3 The Legacy of Stonewall Jackson
The Secret of Leadership 373
The Lessons of Leadership 379
Notes 385
Selected Bibliography 394
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