Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend

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Macmillan Pub. USA, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 950 pages
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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 This eagerly awaited biography is based on years of research into little-known manuscripts, unpublished letters, newspapers, and other primary sources.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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User Review  - lamour - LibraryThing

This is a mammoth biography of the Confederate general at 762 pages not counting the 161 pages of notes and bibliographical material. It appears that Robertson read everything he could find that ... Read full review

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User Review  - julebug - LibraryThing

I am interested in the Civil War and found that although this book has a lot of pages, it was so interesting, that I read every word. It is a very comprehensive account of Jackson's life from his earliest years to his funeral. Read full review

Contents

Struggles of an Orphan
11
Com1ng of Age at West Po1nt
24
Mex1co and a Heros Mantle
47
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Robertson is a Professor of History at Virginia Tech.

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