Memoirs of Stonewall Jacksonby Mary Anna Jackson
Thomas Jonathan Jackson is one of the most famous generals of the Civil War, but the man who earned the nickname Stonewall was killed before he had the chance to tell his Civil War experiences in memoirs or post-war writings. As a result, the man who became a legend at places like Bull Run, the Shenandoah Valley, and Chancellorsville had to have his story told by others. This has led to a log of mythologizing and fanciful tales that depict Stonewall as an incredibly pious and occasionally quirky general.
Of all the people who wrote about him, none knew them as well as his own widow, Mary Anna Jackson, who wrote a memoir about the famous general. This work also includes an introduction by General John Gordon and tributes to Jackson penned by fellow Confederates.
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This book was written by the widow Jackson for the benefit of their daughter who never knew her father. I could only read the first 75 pages until I had enough. The book makes Jackson out to be holier than JC. He did everything perfect and was a man among men. This is the "bending" of the truth that any mother would tell her child to give them a sense of how great a man Stonewall Jackson was. BUT for the rest of us, there are many more books which are balanced to give us a picture of who the real man was.