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The World's Greatest Generals: The Life and Career of Stonewall Jackson [Kindle Edition]

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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 Contents

“The only true rule for cavalry is to follow the enemy as long as he retreats.”
–Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson

Thomas Jonathan Jackson is one of the most famous generals of the Civil War, but many of the people he continues to fascinate probably don’t remember his whole name. That’s 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, it’s 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 Potomac’s 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 World’s Greatest Generals: The Life and Career of Stonewall Jackson closely examines Jackson’s 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.


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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007OXD5IA
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4.0 out of 5 stars Jacksonia May 30, 2013
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Next to Lee, surely the best-known figure from the era. This a well-crafted work done by a thoroughly capable writer. Doesn't seem right to ignore this book in favor of lesser, more glossy books on the subject.
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Jackson during the war was considered a living hero, the embodiment of the virtuous patriot that singlehandedly could have defeated the mighty armies of the north. But the true nature of the man was much more complex and fascinating than that.

As this books shows, Jackson's life was a constant struggle against personal losses, his parent's at an early age and his first wife. He was a stern teacher in the Virgina Military Institute. A devoted Christian who taught Sunday school to slaves. In a sense a noble man of principle that also had to fight his inner demons as much as the Yankees... in order to develop his own belief in the righteousness of the war that he was fighting.

By reading this biography we come close to realize that some of the heroes of history come to that position not by winning their external wars but the ones withing....
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