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The Of General Stonewall Jackson
666 wordsThe Life of General Stonewall Jackson by Mary L. Williamson recounts the major things that happened in Thomas J. Jacksons life that led him to be known as one of the greatest generals in Americas history. Thomas Jonathan Stonewall Jackson was born on January 21, 1824, in Clarksburg, Virginia. Although he had parents, they died during the young years of his life. After the death of his parents Thomas J. Jackson was sent to uncle after uncle, until one of the uncles decided to raise this furious y...
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Army Of Northern Virginia Confederate Troops
1,034 words... slavery had an evil effect on masters as well as slaves. Long before the war, he had freed the few slaves whom he had inherited. Lee greatly admired George Washington, and hated the thought of a divided nation. But he came to feel that his state was protecting the very liberty, freedom, and legal principles for which Washington had fought. He was willing to leave the union, as Washington had left the British Empire, to fight what the South called a second war of independence. Lee had great d...
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Battle Of Bull Run Stonewall Jackson
493 wordsGeneral Jackson got the nickname "Stonewall" from the First Battle of Bull Run (1861), where his troops stood against the Union forces "like a stonewall, " as told from Brig. General Barnard E. Bee. While Jackson was commanding, the "Stonewall Brigade, " during a campaign in the Shenandoah Valley in the spring of 1862, Jackson made a very controversial and remarkable tactical maneuver against three Union armies. People say Jackson met his "right hand man, " General Robert E. Lee, when they teame...
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Battle Of Bull Run Oprah Winfrey
1,487 wordsOvercoming the Odds There are a lot of people that have had bad childhood experiences and had to overcome a lot of obstacles in order to become famous and popular. In this paper, we will discuss Thomas Stonewall Jackson and Oprah Winfrey, since they both had to struggle for fame and popularity. Thomas Jonathan Jackson was born on January 21, 1824, in Clarksburg, Virginia. His education was at the U. S. Military Academy where he learned most of his knowledge he used in the Civil War. After his gr...
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Wrote The Book Stonewall Jackson
1,645 wordsI. Introduction When you think of warfare what comes to your mind? Infantry, artillery, guns, grenades, aircraft, tanks, battleships? All of these are the commonly know aspects of war. However, what most of us don t know is that there is often another war going on. The weapon of destruction used is not anything conventional, but a human being who is willing to risk his life to go beyond enemy lines to get invaluable information on the opponent. They often carry no more than his other disguise. T...
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Uncle Toms Cabin Anti Slavery Society
2,426 wordsFamous People of the Civil War Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses Simpson Grant served effectively with Zachary Taylors army at Monterey during the Mexican war. Right when the war began Grant obtained a position on the staff of General George McClellan. During the war he showed courage in both physically and morally manners. In February 1862 Grant captured Fort Henry and Fort Donelson with help from the Federal navy. In October he was appointed commander of the Department of Tennessee, and told to take Vi...
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Robert E Lee Stonewall Jackson
528 wordsDraft 3 Pg 1 Jackson and Longstreet: Leading Men of the CSA Through the actions of Thomas J. Stonewall Jackson and James Longstreet, two of the most distinguished generals in the Civil War, the Confederate States of America benefited greatly. These two men battled greatly at Lee s side and were capable leaders. Although they both fought much with Robert E. Lee and with each other and were both strategical and tactical geniuses, they had different ways of fighting. Jackson and Longstreet fought m...
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Washington D C Army Of Northern Virginia
2,101 wordsRobert E. Lee was born in Stratford Hall, near Montrose, Virginia, on January 19, 1807. He grew up with a great love of all country life and his state. This stayed with him for the rest of his life. He was a very serious boy and spent many hours in his fathers library. He loved to play with some his friends, swim, and he loved to hunt. Lee looked up to his father and always wanted to know what he was doing. George Washington and his father, Light-Horse Harry Lee, were his heroes. He wanted to be...
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Robert E Lee Stonewall Jackson
1,146 wordsPlot Summary Stonewall Jackson is one of the most famous of the American Civil War. General Stonewall Jackson served with distinction under Winfield Scott in the Mexican War and from 1851 to 1861 taught at the Virginia Military Institute. He was one of the greatest Confederate generals in the Civil War. He served under the great General Robert E. Lee during the first Battle of the Bull Run. This is where Thomas Jonathan Jackson, his real name, and his brigade earned their sobriquet by standing l...
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Robert E Lee Ulysses S Grant
2,699 wordsRobert Edward Lee is considered one of the greatest generals in the history of the United States. Lee was opposed to many views of the south, including succession and slavery, yet his loyalty to his native state of Virginia forced him to fight for the south and refuse command of the Union armies during the Civil War. Because of this, he was respected by every man in America including Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant. Robert Edward Lee was born to parents, Henry Lee of Lee sylvania, and mothe...
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Battle Of Bull Run Uncle
847 wordsGeneral? Stonewall? Jackson was one of the most widely well known leaders in the American Civil War. He was second best only to the famous General Lee, who also greatly admired him. His tactics are still studied today in Military Institutes around the world. On January 21, 1824, Thomas Jonathan Jackson was born in Clarksburg, Virginia to Jonathan Jackson, an attorney and Julia Beckwith Neale. They had three other children; Elizabeth, Warren, and Laura Ann. When Jackson was two years old his fath...
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Robert E Lee Battle Of Bull Run
538 wordsStonewall Jackson, born January 21, 1824 was one of the most famous confederate generals and one of the best officers to serve for General Robert E. Lee. But Jackson wasn? t just born a general, he earned it. Since his parents died when he was very young, life was very rough for him. He was raised by his uncle, Cummins Jackson, a miller who lived near what is now known as Weston, West Virginia. Later on, he was appointed to the U. S. Military Academy. He had to work several times harder than the...
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Jackson Stonewall Jackson
2,478 wordsMany traits are associated with Thomas Jonathan Jackson and his leadership in the confederacy. He is known for stark determination, military genius beyond all others, and the ability to turn any army into a fighting machine. Jackson became legendary when a South Carolina general, seeking to rally his own men at Bull Run, pointed to Jackson and shouted, ? Look, there is Jackson and his men standing like a stone wall against the enemy. ? Thus he forever became? Stonewall? Jackson. Jackson? s milit...
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