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    or just something you grew up with. How about a nickname like “Stonewall” that you obtained since you are one of the greatest confederate generals to ever live and have the skill to fight in battles like a “stonewall”? Thomas James “Stonewall” Jackson was an Idol to most Major General leaders today. With his stealthy and brilliant strategies in battles and his ways to stay in battle and fight like a “Stonewall”. He was able to conquer armies of larger size. When odds were against Stonewall, he still fought his hardest. But how did this outstanding generals career and life end? Stonewall Jackson, a skilled military tactician, served as a Confederate general under Robert E. Lee in the American Civil War, leading troops at Manassas, Chancellorsville, and Fredericksburg. Jackson was born on January 21, 1824 in Clarksburg, Virginia (Civilwar.org). He enrolled in a military academy at West Point, New York. He graduated in 1846, 17th in his class. His first assignment in the Confederate cause…

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    Stonewall Jackson Analysis

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    General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was in many respects second to General Robert E. Lee in the Confederate popularity with southerners, especially within their memory, religion, and mythology. His early death on May 10, 1863 left many unanswered questions, however former soldiers on his staff, contemporary historians, and modern professional historians have filled in the gaps about Jackson to complete a history of the general. His history has been connected to the Confederacy, Lee, Shenandoah…

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    Question: Which military leader had a more influential impact within the events of the civil war, William T. Sherman or Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson? Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson was born on January 21st, 1824 in Clarksburg, Virginia. Thomas Jackson achieved many things within a short span of time, one including his stance as a United States Confederacy military leader later on his life. Starting school he soon then graduated from West Point in 1846 near the top of his class. Thomas…

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    Thomas Jonathan Jackson, also known as "Stonewall" Jackson, was born on January 21, 1824 in Clacksburg, Virginia. There is some dispute about the actual location of his birth. A historical marker on the floodwall in Parkersburg, West Virginia, claims that he was born in a cabin near the spot where his mother was visiting her parents. Thomas Jackson was the third child of Julia Beck Jackson and Jonathan Jackson. Julia was born in 1798 and died in 1831. Jonathan was born in 1790 and died in…

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    Civil War Movie Analysis

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    Jackson was given the nickname Stonewall because in the First Battle of Manassas/Bull Run he and his line of men stood as firm as a Stonewall. The movie opens up with General Robert E. Lee being asked by one of Lincolns trustees to side with the Union by becoming command of all the Union forces, while the state of Virginia was in secession on three things 1.) Slavery, 2.) Whether to go to war, and 3.) Whether to leave the Union. Lee declined Lincoln’s offer, although he loved his country he…

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    It seemed like the turning point and the battle that really stood out was when Pope was attacking Stonewall Jackson. If Popes reinforcements would have arrived like he thought they would, would the outcome of this particular battle be different? I believe so, I think the Union army would not have suffered as many casualties as they did and the morale for the Union army would not have been as down as it was. Defensive minded McClellan cost the union multiple opportunities to do some damage to the…

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    Then he died of sickness. He was a good man. But we did learn one thing that day. That stonewall jackson is not made of stone. Man his funeral was so sad. Just because every one showed up must have made him happy in heaven. Oh everyone had to come i did not know that. Nevermind sj people do not like you that much. But do you remember the battle of gettysburg that was a bloody battle. But the battle i hatted the most was fought on april ninth 1865 it was the battle of appomattox. That was when we…

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    Two Military Genius

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    The Killer Instincts and Deference of Two Military Geniuses The killer instincts and deference of Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. Jackson claimed many victories for the Confederate Army and helped the army endure a long harsh battle against the Union. As General of the Confederate army Robert E. Lee demonstrated his military genius through his ability to anticipate enemy movements. Lee also showed his military genius through developing new battle tactics that positioned his generals to take…

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    aware, the latest battle I fought in was back at Chancellorsville. Although it was a technical win for the Confederacy, it was a devastating loss for myself. This was the second opportunity General Lee took to head north and the Union’s fifth attempt to capture Richmond, the still strong capital. Along with General Stonewall Jackson the two leaders directed us to victory over a course of three long and bloody days. After General Jackson was mistakenly shot at and rushed to the nearest hospital…

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    Hicks (United States Senator, Maryland) Excerpt from a Letter to President Abraham Lincoln: "I do and have believed that we ought to use the colored people, after the rebels commenced to use them against us. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Battle of Harpers Ferry was fought September 12–15, 1862, as part of the Maryland Campaign of the American Civil War. As Gen. Robert E. Lee's Confederate army…

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