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  • Stonewall Jackson

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    Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was born on January 21, 1824 in Clarksburg, Virginia. His father and younger sibling had died of typhoid fever when Jackson was very young. This left himself, his mother and a younger sister. His mother remarried and fell into debt with her more current husband. Because of the immense financial struggles distressing the family, Jackson was forced to go live with an uncle. Jackson’s uncle paid little to no attention to him, even when young Jackson showed an interest in learning

  • Stonewall Jackson Essay

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    Stonewall Jackson, born January 21, 1824 was one of the most famous confederate generals and one of the best officers to serve for General Robert E. Lee. But Jackson wasn’t just born a general, he earned it. Since his parents died when he was very young, life was very rough for him. He was raised by his uncle, Cummins Jackson, a miller who lived near what is now known as Weston, West Virginia. Later on, he was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy. He had to work several times harder than the other

  • Stonewall Jackson Essays

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    Stonewall Jackson Thomas Jonathan Jackson was a general who served in the Civil war. He was born on January 21, 1824 in Clarksburg, Virginia. Jackson’s Parents were Jonathon Jackson & Julia Beckwith Neale. He had 3 brothers and sisters. They were Elizabeth, Warren, and Laura Ann. Elizabeth and Warren were both older than him, and Laura Ann was younger. When Thomas was only 8 years old his father and sister, Elizabeth, died of typhoid fever. After his childhood in Virginia, Stonewall Jackson

  • Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson Essay

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    Famed Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s legacy is hardly easy to define. His is most remembered for cunning speed and brutality in battle and many consider him without equal. The same strategies Jackson used in the Shenandoah Valley campaign were scrutinized by both Rommel and Patton for inspiration in WWII. Jackson’s personal discipline carried over into his command. Although his men were often barefoot and near starvation, he pushed them forward into battle, not wishing to sacrifice

  • Stonewall Jackson Qualities Of Leadership

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    Elizabeth Helton “Stonewall” Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley: A leadership analysis Among the ranks during the American Civil War stood men such as Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant that will be forever remembered for their leadership qualities. One such man earned his nickname, fame, and popularity during the Civil War as a Confederate general. Thomas Jackson, more commonly known as “Stonewall” Jackson, was a brilliant leader who gained the admiration of all who came to know him. He gained

  • Stonewall Jackson And The Confederate Army

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    Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson Stonewall Jackson, a general for the Confederate Army died in 1863 due to complications from a gunshot wound (“Thomas”). Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was a general for the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Jackson was most commonly known for his strategy and his men who were very skilled. Despite all of this Jackson was a brilliant tactician and a master at commanding his troops, which is why he is regarded as one of the best generals of the Civil War. As a young child

  • Thomas Stonewall Jackson Essay

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    Thomas Stonewall Jackson was born in Clarksburg, Virginia, on January 21, 1824. After graduating 17th in his class at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He served in the Mexican War and won two brevets. While he was in Mexico, Jackson became a Presbyterian. A friend said that, "He never smoked, he was a strict teetotaler and never touched a card." In 1851, Jackson was recruited to teach at the Virginia Military Institute. His students called

  • Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War

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    These were some of Stonewall Jackson’s Final words. Jackson was one of the most charismatic and influential Generals to have ever participated in the American Civil War. It was his work ethic, morality, and immense military expertise that gained him his infamous recognition and respect. Just a small overview of his life will clearly explain how Stonewall Jackson earned his merit as being one of the most outstanding Civil War generals that this country has ever seen. Stonewall began his career as

  • Stonewall Jackson: Embodying The American Dream 10261999

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    Stonewall Jackson: Embodying the American Dream 10261999 1 Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson once said, “You may be whatever you resolve to be,” (Biography.com Editors). Many of the greatest men throughout history, including Stonewall Jackson, came from small beginnings, yet with perseverance, achieved their wildest dreams. Furthermore, many of these men were inspirational figures to others during his or her time; alike how Stonewall Jackson was idolized by many southerners due to being born with a family

  • Stonewall Jackson the Great U.S. Military Figure Essay

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    that Thomas Jackson was negatively affected by growing up with his bachelor uncle Cummins Jackson, this unusual background ultimately made Stonewall Jackson the great U.S. military figure he is today. Cummins Jackson had a strong work ethic, which was pushed onto a young Stonewall Jackson. Stonewall Jackson's father died when Jackson was very young, leaving Jackson without a father figure the mold him into a respectable man. Jean Fritz tells a compelling story of Thomas Stonewall Jackson. She describes

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