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Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson - West Virginia
American Civil War
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 Colonel Jackson 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. He was promoted to brigadier general on June 17.
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Thomas Jackson was the third child of (1798 – 1831) and Jonathan Jackson (1790 – 1826), an . Both of Jackson's parents were natives of Virginia. The family already had two young children and were living in , in what is now West Virginia, when Thomas was born. He was named for his maternal grandfather.
Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (January 21, 1824 ..
Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (January 21, 1824 – May 10, 1863) was a general during the , and probably the most well-known Confederate commander after General . His includes the of 1862 and his service as a corps commander in the under Robert E. Lee. Confederate accidentally shot him at the on May 2, 1863, which the general survived, albeit with the loss of an arm to amputation. However, he died of complications of 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.
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Jackson was the third child of Julia Beckwith (née Neale) Jackson (1789–1831) and Jonathan Jackson (1790–1826), an attorney. Both of Jackson's parents were natives of Virginia. The family already had two young children and were living in Clarksburg, in what is now West Virginia, when Thomas, their third son, was born.