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1 Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson created and presented by: Will Siegal

2 Life ● born January 21, 1824: parents, some siblings died young ● Graduated West Point via determination ● Fought in the Mexican American War ● Professor at VMI: natural and experimental philosophy, artillery, physics

3 Role in Civil War ● was Lee’s right hand man ● promoted to Major General ● sided with home of Virginia ● Successes: First Battle of Bull Run, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville ● Failures: Defending Richmond

4 Legacy and Lore ● Nickname “Stonewall” o 1861, first Battle of Bull Run: Jackson changes forces to fill gap in line; fellow General says, “There is Jackson, standing like a stone wall.” ● His death (May 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville) o Lee, in arguably riskiest move in war history, sends Jackson to flank overpowering Union o succeeds, but confusion leads to friendly fire at Stonewall. Arm is amputated, and he dies days later

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6 For your entertainment “You may be whatever you resolve to be.” Last Words: “Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of trees.”

7 Sources ● all-jackson #synopsis all-jackson #synopsis ●http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil- war/stonewall-jackson/videos/battle-at- chancellorsvillehttp://www.history.com/topics/american-civil- war/stonewall-jackson/videos/battle-at- chancellorsville ●http://www.historynet.com/stonewall-jacksonhttp://www.historynet.com/stonewall-jackson


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