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Stonewall Jackson

Stonewall Jackson
South
1824-1863
Virginia
Major General

He was Robert E. Lee's most trusted officer, catapulting to the rank of major general in 1861. By turns courageous, eccentric, and secretive, Thomas Jackson was unfailingly effective as a leader, driving himself as hard as his men. Jackson's nickname, "Stonewall," came from his resolute stature at First Bull Run. His death at Rappahannock--of pneumonia, after being shot accidentally by his own men--inspired legendary tributes.















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