Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, by Matthew Brady c. 1851. National Archives. Accidently killed by his own troops. Civil Wars, Mortal Wounds, Mutton Chops, Accidents Kill, Mathew Brady, 1851 National Archives, Matthew Brady, Stonewall Jackson, Thomas Stonewall
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Some say, one of the best generals of all time, General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson. Jackson remains a hero in the South to this day. He is remembered for helping to turn the tide at Bull Run, and sending the Union Army into a panic retreat back to Washington DC.
Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson arrived at West Point unprepared and uneducated. He failed his first entrance exam. A loner, he worked diligently to improve his class ranking and graduated 17th. in the Class of 1846. His worst grades, like U.S. Grant's, in infantry tactics.
Stonewall Jackson: Confederate General. Not easy to summarize. Recognized as one of the best tactician's in U.S. history. Shot by his own men, who confused him for a Union cavalry officer. His death served as a huge blow to morale to the South, and led to one less highly skilled general.
Confederate Lt. General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson (1824-1863). A popular general with an impressive nickname, Stonewall Jackson was one of the highest ranking commanders in the army until his death from gunshot complications. He is still considered one of the greatest tacticians in American military history.