Stonewall Jackson

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Stonewall Jackson

Thomas Jonathan Jackson (1824–1863) was an Educator and a leading Confederate general in the American Civil War.[1] He earned the name "Stonewall" after the First Battle of Bull Run.[1] He was frequently called the most brilliant strategist in the Confederate Army.[2] Jackson was considered Robert E. Lee's "right hand".[2] Jackson was mortally wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville. On May 2, 1863, he was scouting ahead of his lines when one of his own men mistakenly shot him.[3] His left arm was badly wounded requiring the doctors to amputate it two inches below his shoulder.[3] He died on May 10, 1863, at the age of 39.[1] It is probable he died of a pulmonary embolism and not from pneumonia.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Stonewall Jackson Biography". bio. A&E Television Networks, LLC. http://www.biography.com/people/stonewall-jackson-9351451#civilian-life. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Memories of Stonewall Jackson". Documenting the American South. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. http://docsouth.unc.edu/highlights/jackson.html. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "America’s Civil War: Stonewall Jackson’s Last Days". HistoryNet. http://www.historynet.com/stonewall-jacksons-death.htm. Retrieved February 3, 2017.