The passage of 130 years has only deepened the fascination and reverence for Confederate general Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson. He ranks today as among the half-dozen greatest soldiers that America has produced. Military academies in both hemispheres still teach his tactics. Revered by his men, respected by his foes, Jackson became seemingly invincible. When he learned of the general's fatal wound, Robert E. Lee sent his "affectionate regards, " saying, "He has lost his left arm but I my right arm." Jackson's early death in 1863 was the greatest personal loss suffered by the Confederacy and one that permanently crippled the wartime South. This eagerly awaited biography is based on years of research into little-known manuscripts, unpublished letters, newspapers, and other primary sources. It offers for the first time a complete portrait - not only of Jackson the brilliant military strategist and beloved general but also of Jackson, the man of orphaned background, unyielding determination to conquer adversity, and deep religious convictions.
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Stonewall Jackson has won an unprecedented 8 awards.
With eight awards to its credit thus far, including the Douglas Southall Freeman Award, and the Jefferson Davis Award, Stonewall Jackson is one of the most successful Civil War books in history. Robertson's insightful examination of the "extraordinary man who became a great general" has touched the hearts and minds of readers on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line.
A portrait of Confederate General "Stonewall" Jackson traces his life from his humble beginnings through his military career, to his untimely death in 1863.
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Book Description Macmillan Library Reference, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110028650646