Thomas Stonewall Jackson's Accomplishments

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Thomas Stonewall Jackson's Accomplishments
Thomas Stonewall Jackson, born January 21st, 1824 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, and died May 10th, 1863 in Guinea station, Virginia. He was a very well known Confederate general during the Civil War. Thomas Stonewall Jackson was a very accomplished general, because he won the first Battle of Bull Run, the Battle of Chancellorsville, and he graduated from West point academy 17th out his class of 59 students. These victories helped Stonewall earn his name as one of the greatest generals in American history. Though Stonewall died very young due to sickness and injury, he still achieved a lifetime of success. Stonewall Jackson was born and raised lower middle class to poor, and had a tough childhood
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This battle was also a Confederate victory. In this battle, Stonewall came up with a genius plan of splitting up the Confederate soldiers and sending them behind the unaware Union soldiers. Stonewall Jackson came up with this plan because the Confederate army was completely outnumbered and there was no way they could win, gun to gun. A quote what supports the fact that Stonewall was a genius military strategist states: “Northern soldiers were caught almost completely unaware and quickly succumbed to panic and rout, resulting in one of the most striking tactical victories of the war.” (Hamner). This quote shows how Stonewall Jackson's plan was a great success and lead to the Confederate win. Hamner states, “Confederate General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson was one of the chief architects of the stunning Confederate victory at the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, on May 2, 1863.” (Hamner). This quote shows how Stonewall, was a genius military tactician, and visioned a Confederate…show more content…
Confederate soldiers on lookout, saw movement and took a shot at their own general. Stonewall was shot in the left arm, and was soon rushed to medical attention to amputate it. A quote, “On May 2, 1863, Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was accidentally wounded by his own men at the Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia. The Confederate forces won the battle, but the loss of Gen. Jackson greatly damaged their war efforts.” (The learning network). This quote shows how important Stonewall Jackson was to the Confederate army and they needed him till the end, it was an unfortunate event for the South. Stonewall Jackson eventually caught pneumonia, a very serious lung infection. He died eight days later on May 10th 1863. Though this happened, Thomas Stonewall Jackson, still had a lot of success, including his, bravery of not standing down in the first Battle of Bull Run, his genius military skills in the Battle of Chancellorsville, and his incredible perseverance of getting good grades and graduating Westpoint academy, high in his class even though he was constantly harassed and bullied about his childhood. Stonewall Jackson's name will be remembered for a very long
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