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Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War

by G. Henderson

Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War Synopsis

Thomas Jonathan Jackson was the most renowned and skillful commander of Confederate troops in the Civil War. Not even Lee or Stuart matched his purely military intelligence,his intransigence at Bull Run (which earned him the name Stonewall ), his knack for knowing when to attack and retreat, which he showed throughout the Shenandoah campaign, his tactical brilliance at Chancellorsville. He was stern, a strict Calvinist, a single-minded officer for whom religion and the army were everything. Yet he had the undivided loyalty of the men he commanded. This classic biography by the British historian G. F. R. Henderson, first published in 1898, is a meticulous study of Jackson's military campaigns from the Mexican War where he served under Winfield Scott to his death in 1863 at Chancellorsville. A romantic view of a great hero, inflected by the political views of the day, this work has remained a standard account of one of the Civil War's great warriors, here introduced by one of the Civil War's best historians.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780306803185
Publication date: 1st March 1988
Author: G. Henderson
Publisher: Da Capo Press Inc an imprint of INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 772 pages
Categories: History of the Americas, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, American Civil War,

About G. Henderson

Thomas Jonathan Stonewall Jackson (1824-1863) served as a Confederate general during the Civil War and became one of the best-known Confederate commanders after General Robert E. Lee.

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