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Stonewall Jackson

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson

Full Name: Thomas Jonathan Jackson
Profession: Confederate General

United States of America

Biography: Confederate general during the American Civil War, and one of the best-known Confederate commanders after General Robert E. Lee. Military historians consider him to be one of the most gifted tactical commanders in U.S. history.

Born: January 21, 1824
Birthplace: Clarksburg, Virginia, USA
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: May 10, 1863 (aged 39)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Married Life

  • 1853-08-04 Confederate general Thomas Jackson (29) weds Elinor Junkin in Lexington
  • 1857-07-16 Confederate general Thomas Jackson (33) weds Mary Anna Morrison in Lincoln County

Historical Events

  • 1860-04-27 Thomas Jackson is assigned to command Harpers Ferry
  • 1862-01-03 Romney Campaign: Stonewall Jackson moves north from Winchester
  • 1862-01-04 Romney Campaign: Stonewall Jackson occupies Bath
  • 1862-01-07 Romney Campaign: Stonewall Jackson march towards Romney, West Virginia
  • 1862-03-11 Confederate General Stonewall Jackson begins evacuation of Winchester, Virginia
  • 1862-05-23 Valley Campaign: Stonewall Jackson takes Fort Royal, Virginia
  • 1862-05-25 First Battle of Winchester, Virginia: Stonewall Jackson's Confederate forces achieve major victory
  • 1862-09-06 Stonewall Jackson occupies Frederick, Maryland
  • 1863-04-30 Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia: In a major victory General Robert E. Lee's troops defeat larger Army of the Potomac under Major General Joseph Hooker, Stonewall Jackson is fatally wounded
  • 1863-05-02 Stonewall Jackson attacking Chancellorsville is wounded by his own men
  • 1972-03-03 Sculpted figures of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are completed at Stone Mountain Georgia