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Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War
     

Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War

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by G. F. R. Henderson
 

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THOMAS JONATHAN JACKSON, best known by his nickname "Stonewall," rose from obscure beginnings to the front rank of the officers of the Confederacy. Known for his daring and strategic prowess, Jackson, early in the War Between the States, became a hero of the South.

In 1861, an unknown major in the Virginia Militia, he was sent to Richmond and made a

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THOMAS JONATHAN JACKSON, best known by his nickname "Stonewall," rose from obscure beginnings to the front rank of the officers of the Confederacy. Known for his daring and strategic prowess, Jackson, early in the War Between the States, became a hero of the South.

In 1861, an unknown major in the Virginia Militia, he was sent to Richmond and made a colonel of Confederate Infantry. By June, 1861 he was made a Brigadier General. With the Battle of Bull Run-where he got his name when it was said "There is Jackson, standing like a stone wall."-he made Major General.

From thereon, nothing could stop the fearless Jackson. Soon a close confidant of Lee, his ideas, especially in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, dramatically altered the methods of warfare for the remainder of the Civil War. His mastery of tactics and strategy was an enormous boon to the South.

His two-part attack, with Lee, on Hooker's troops at Chancellorsville and the subsequent routing of the Federal XI Corps was one of the most stirring and striking victories of the war. It was also to Jackson's swan song when, in the dim light at sunset, he was accidently wounded by some of his troops, and succumbed on May 10, 1863. Only two years into the war, the Confederacy lost a brilliant commander.

Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War is the definitive biography of the man and the most complete history of his military career, philosophy and strategies.

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2940022474022
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New York, London, Longmans, Green
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Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
budman1948 More than 1 year ago
The most definitive biography of General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson to be written. Gives wonderful insight into the complete life of the General, not just the military side. The reader will gain a greater understanding of the reasons the southern states succeeded from the union and it was not slavery. Excellent details into the various battles that the General was in from the Mexican War and the Civil War. Wonderful description of his time at VMI as an instructor and how he studied Napoleon's tactics there. He was a compassionate man who was a very devout Christian, did not like to march or go into battle on Sundays. He was as devoted to his men as they were to him! An excellent and must read book for anyone interested in the American Civil War. I could not put the book down until I finished it. An absolutely must read book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A nicely written book. Most interesting account. Kinda wish the south would have won...States rights should be the rule...that way if one didn't like the rules, for instance in Illinois, New York, Jersey, Conn. California, etc...one could relocate to a more favorable environment, e.g. TX, MT, ID, AK etc...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MUST READ!
coldharbor More than 1 year ago
This book although about Stonewall Jackson, is also a most accurate account of the War between the States. Written prior to the revisionist history of today, when the facts were still fresh on the minds of those who were there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OoO i was never here for dis part.. Owo hmm! &hearts
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I feel so guilty for making her do that....
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This is almost unreadable
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The best book ever
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