The World's Greatest Generals: The Life and Career of Stonewall Jackson by Charles River Editors

The World's Greatest Generals: The Life and Career of Stonewall Jackson

byCharles River Editors

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*Includes nearly 30 pictures of Jackson and the important people, places, and events in his life. *Includes maps of some of Jackson's most famous battles.*Includes a Table of ContentsThomas Jonathan Jackson is one of the most famous generals of the Civil War, but many of the people he continues to fascinate probably dont remember his whole name. Thats because Jackson earned his famous Stonewall moniker at the First Battle of Manassas or Bull Run, when Brigadier-General Bee told his brigade to rally behind Jackson, whose men were standing like a stone wall. Ironically, its still unclear whether that was a compliment for standing strong or an insult for not moving his brigade, but the nickname stuck for the brigade and the general itself. Jackson would only enhance his legend over the next two years, first leading his army on one of the most incredible campaigns of the war in the Shenandoah Valley in 1862.. Known as the Valley Campaign, Jackson kept 3 Union armies occupied north of Richmond with less than 1/3 of the men, marching his army up and down the Valley 650 miles in three months. The impressive feat helped his men earn the nickname foot cavalry. He is equally known for his famous flank march and attack at Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863, which completely surprised the Army of the Potomacs XI Corps and rolled the Union line up. The attack would end up winning the battle for the Confederates, who were outnumbered by nearly 50,000 men at Chancellorsville. As fate would have it, Jackson was mortally wounded at the height of what may have been his finest hour, depriving the Confederacy of one of its best generals. Many still wonder how the outcome of Gettysburg or the Civil War itself may have changed if Jackson had lived. Of all the Civil War generals, none have been mythologized like Stonewall Jackson, whose quirks and piety have made him a subject of study among military historians and Christians alike. The Worlds Greatest Generals: The Life and Career of Stonewall Jackson closely examines Jacksons military career and discusses the legends and mystique that have since surrounded his legacy, but it also humanizes the devoutly religious and tender husband who humored his students at Virginia Military Institute, loved his family, never cursed, and treated strangers with the utmost respect. Along with pictures of Jackson and other important people and events in his life, you will learn about Stonewall like you never have before, in no time at all.
Title:The World's Greatest Generals: The Life and Career of Stonewall JacksonFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 23, 2012Publisher:Charles River EditorsLanguage:English

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