Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Happy birthday, General Stonewall Jackson

It is the birthday of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson (1824), who is remembered as one of the most talented tactical commanders in U.S. history for his Civil War victories at Chancellorsville, First Battle of Bull Run, Second Battle of Bull Run, Antietam, and Fredericksburg. He was wounded by friendly fire at Chancellorsville and his arm had to be amputated. He died from pneumonia eight days later. Researchers recently concluded that a full moon silhouetted Jackson on the night he was killed and he was mistaken for an enemy soldier.

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