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 This eagerly awaited biography is based on years of research into little-known manuscripts, unpublished letters, newspapers, and other primary sources.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  - Kelly - Goodreads

This book was my first introduction - and what an introduction it was to Stonewall Jackson. I found the book a little slow to get into at first but at the end I was balling like a baby. Jackson ... Read full review

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User Review  - Seth Lemley - Goodreads

Great book. Very thorough. A lot different than reading battle reports and books devoted to specific campaigns. Give a fair impression of Jackson's personality and faults. Read full review

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Robertson is a Professor of History at Virginia Tech.

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