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Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson
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Rest In Peace, General Jackson!
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Apr. 18, 2014

- Joe Leong
 Added: Apr. 17, 2014

- Patrick Murphy
 Added: Apr. 4, 2014
To a Man That was the Best General of The War!! God Bless you and may the Angels be with you!!
- Eugene Gray
 Added: Apr. 3, 2014

- Kevin Yu
 Added: Mar. 31, 2014
 Added: Mar. 21, 2014

- LaDene
 Added: Mar. 9, 2014
God bless and keep you always.
- TC
 Added: Mar. 7, 2014
Rest well under the shade of the Trees.
- Deltaboy
 Added: Feb. 24, 2014
Sheila in Modesto (comments below), thank you for your kind words about such a great Southern hero.
- Ruthie
 Added: Feb. 13, 2014
Thank you and God bless always.
- TC
 Added: Feb. 6, 2014

- Dixie Home Georgia
 Added: Feb. 4, 2014
My.Great Grandfather fought for the south.and.I am very proud of my southern roots .A true gentleman and a outstanding General ..Thank You Sir for you paid the ultimate price.. You are loved by many. Rest in peace.
- Sheila In Modesto
 Added: Feb. 3, 2014
1) Read about the statue of the great soldier unveiled at Lexington in the Staunton Spectator, Volume 68, Number 49, 29 July 1891 at the Library of Virginia online. They turn out by the thousand to honor his memory. Events of the war recalled. Long detailed historical article.2) Also read about his last days according to the medical reports in Staunton Spectator, Volume 42, Number 47, 15 May 1866 at the Lib of VA. The Last Battle, Wounding and Death of Stonewall Jackson. It captures his spirit.
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- Amy the Spirit Seeker
 Added: Jan. 22, 2014

- chevydelray55
 Added: Jan. 22, 2014

- Bunny
 Added: Jan. 21, 2014
Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson : He was aConfederate general during the American Civil War, and one of the best-known Confederate commanders after General Robert E. Lee. His military career includes the Valley Campaignof 1862 and his service as a corps commander in the Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee. Confederate pickets accidentally shot him at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863. The general survived with the loss of an arm to amputation, but died of complications from pneumonia eight days later. His death was a severe setback for the Confederacy, affecting not only its military prospects, but also the morale of its army and of the general public. Jackson in death became an icon of Southern heroism and commitment, joining Lee in the pantheon of the "Lost Cause".Military historians consider Jackson to be one of the most gifted tactical commanders in U.S. history. His Valley Campaign and his envelopment of the Union Army right wing at Chancellorsville are studied worldwide even today as examples of innovative and bold leadership. He excelled as well in other battles; the First Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas) where he received his famous nickname "Stonewall", Second Bull Run (Second Manassas),Antietam, and Fredericksburg. Jackson was not universally successful as a commander, however, as displayed by his weak and confused efforts during the Seven Days Battlesaround Richmond in 1862. Thomas Jonathan Jackson was the great-grandson of John Jackson (1715 or 1719 – 1801) and Elizabeth Cummins (also known as Elizabeth Comings and Elizabeth Needles) (1723–1828). John Jackson was a Protestant (Ulster-Scottish) from Coleraine, County Londonderry, Ireland. While living in London, England, he was convicted of the capital crime of larceny for stealing £170; the judge at the Old Bailey sentenced him to a seven-year indenture in America. Elizabeth, a strong, blonde woman over 6 feet (1.8 m) tall, born in London, Englandwas also convicted of larceny in an unrelated case for stealing 19 pieces of silver, jewelry, and fine lace, and received a similar sentence. They both were transported on the prison ship, Litchfield, which departed London in May 1749 with 150 convicts. John and Elizabeth met on board and were in love by the time the ship arrived at Annapolis, Maryland. Although they were sent to different locations in Maryland for their indentures, the couple married in July 1755. In 1842, Jackson was accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Because of his inadequate schooling, he had difficulty with the entrance examinations and began his studies at the bottom of his class. As a student, he had to work harder than most cadets to absorb lessons. Displaying a dogged determination that was to characterize his life, however, he became one of the hardest working cadets in the academy, and moved steadily up the academic rankings. Jackson graduated 17th out of 59 students in the Class of 1846. It was said by his peers that if he had stayed there another year, he would have graduated first. His roommate in his junior year at West Point was George Stoneman, who later served as a Union cavalry general and became the Governor of California. Jackson began his United States Army career as a second lieutenant in the 1st U.S. Artillery Regiment and was sent to fight in the Mexican-American War from 1846 to 1848. He served at the Siege of Veracruzand the battles of Contreras, Chapultepec, and Mexico City, eventually earning two brevet promotions, and the regular army rank of first lieutenant. It was in Mexico that Thomas Jackson first met Robert E. Lee. In 1861, as the American Civil War broke out, Jackson became a drill master for some of the many new recruits in the Confederate Army. On April 27, 1861, Virginia Governor John Letcher ordered ColonelJackson to take command at Harpers Ferry, where he would assemble and command the famous "Stonewall Brigade", consisting of the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 27th, and 33rd Virginia Infantry regiments. All of these units were from the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia, where Jackson located his headquartersthroughout the first two years of the war. Jackson became known for his relentless drilling of his troops; he believed discipline was vital to success on the battlefield. Following raids on the B&O Railroad on May 24, he was promoted to brigadier general on June 17. Lee wrote to Jackson after learning of his injuries, stating "Could I have directed events, I would have chosen for the good of the country to be disabled in your stead.Jackson died of complications from pneumonia on May 10, 1863. On his death bed, though he became weaker, he remained spiritually strong, saying towards the end "It is the Lord's Day; my wish is fulfilled. I have always desired to die on Sunday." Dr. McGuire wrote an account of his final hours and his last words:A few moments before he died he cried out in his delirium, "Order A.P. Hill to prepare for action! Pass the infantry to the front rapidly! Tell Major Hawks"—then stopped, leaving the sentence unfinished. Presently a smile of ineffable sweetness spread itself over his pale face, and he said quietly, and with an expression, as if of relief, "Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees.Happy 190th birthday!
 Added: Jan. 21, 2014
In memory of your Happy Birthday today, General Jackson. May God continue to bless you.
- A Southern Daughter
 Added: Jan. 21, 2014

 Added: Jan. 21, 2014
Tread lightly, 'tis a soldiers grave,A lonely, mossy mound;And yet to hearts like mine and thineIt should be holy ground.Speak softly, let no careless laugh,No idle, thoughtless jest,Escape your lips where sweetly sleepsThe hero in his rest.For him no reveille will beatWhen morning beams shall come;For him, at night, no tattoo rollsIts thunders from the drum.Tread lightly! for a man bequeathed,Ere laid beneath this sod,His ashes to his native land,His gallant soul to God.- RIP BELOVED ONE
- CSA..
 Added: Jan. 21, 2014

- Dixon In Dixie
 Added: Jan. 21, 2014

 Added: Jan. 21, 2014

- Marty Stewart
 Added: Jan. 21, 2014
For your ~~~Birthday~~~
- Little_Storm
 Added: Jan. 21, 2014

- Cougar
 Added: Jan. 21, 2014
Happy Birthday, General Jackson. Have a wonderful celebration.
- Gerrys_1grl
 Added: Jan. 21, 2014
Happy 190th Birthday
- David Wend
 Added: Jan. 21, 2014

- Dixie Home Georgia
 Added: Jan. 20, 2014
Always in our hearts. Thank you. You gave your all.
- ~A Virginian~
 Added: Jan. 20, 2014

 Added: Jan. 19, 2014
God bless and keep you. Thank you, Sir.
- Ruth
 Added: Jan. 10, 2014
You paid the ultimate price (as was your willing destiny) in the defense of home, family, Virginia, and Constitutional liberty. Rest well, old soldier, in the shade of those eternal trees!
- Bobby
 Added: Jan. 5, 2014

- bob tarte
 Added: Dec. 27, 2013
Merry Christmas to a true American great and thank you.
- TC
 Added: Dec. 25, 2013
We will Always Honor You, Dearest Sir. Rest In Peace.
- Dixie Home Georgia
 Added: Oct. 30, 2013
The words thank you just aren't enough. God bless.
- TC
 Added: Oct. 19, 2013
Always in our hearts and always remembered fondly.
- ~A Virginian~
 Added: Sep. 7, 2013

- RoxღEd
 Added: Aug. 30, 2013
You are not forgotten, sir.
- JM Herman
 Added: Aug. 23, 2013
May God bless and keep you always.
- TC
 Added: Jul. 21, 2013

- Rosita
 Added: Jul. 21, 2013
In tribute to your service
- Mike Dover
 Added: Jul. 17, 2013
Always in our hearts.
- TC
 Added: Jul. 13, 2013

- Georgia Girl
 Added: Jul. 8, 2013
Your sacrifice has not been forgotten!
- Martha Reid 19 UDC
 Added: Jun. 16, 2013
Rest in Peace, Sir.
- Sheldon
 Added: Jun. 6, 2013
God bless and keep you always. You will never be forgotten.
- TC
 Added: May. 26, 2013
Southern Patriot and one of our greatest military minds. Remembering you after 150 years. Salute!
- Pipedreamer
 Added: May. 10, 2013
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