|Thomas Jonathan Jackson|
Full Name: Thomas Jonathan Jackson |
Born: January 21, 1824
Place of Birth: Clarksburg, Virginia
North or South: South
Other Professions: Mexican War, 1851 resigned from US army, professor at VMI.
War Service Highlights: Thomas J. Jackson, also known as Stonewall Jackson, was a Confederate commander. It was at the Battle of Manassas that he was given the nickname Stonewall. In 1861, he was a Major in the Virginia militia and Colonel of the Confederate infantry at Harper's Ferry. In October of 1862, he was promoted to Lieutenant General and commanded the new second Corps. He was in charge of half of the Army of Northern Virginia. Port Republic, Front Royal, and Cross Keys were also victories that Jackson celebrated as the most revered of Confederate commanders.
Died: May 10, 1863
Place of Death: Guiney's Station, Virginia
Interesting Facts: Jackson is known as one of the greatest commanders of the south.