Tags » Stonewall Jackson

"Stonewall" Jackson's Photograph

Here’s a guest post I wrote for Emerging Civil War. It explores the location and situation surrounding the first photograph during the Civil War years. 118 more words

American Civil War

The Winchester Photograph: Portrait of A General's Character

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sarah Kay Bierle

There were only two photos of General “Stonewall” Jackson taken during the war. One photograph was made during April 1863, shortly before his final battle at Chancellorsville and shows the general in profile, looking quiet and stern. 1,486 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

Unheralded Creeper

Virginia Creeper inches its way up the wall of an abandoned facade at the Mechums River Depot…the unheralded spot where General Jackson turned around to commence his Valley Campaign. 8 more words


Maryland, My Maryland

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sarah Kay Bierle

Part two in a series

Growing up in Virginia and Maryland and attending both northern and southern schools, Henry K. 982 more words


Maj. General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson – A Man of Faith

Perhaps one of the most gifted tactical commanders in U.S. military history, Thomas Jonathan Jackson was born in 1824 in Virginia. His father and an older sister died of typhoid fever when he was very young, leaving Jackson’s mother, Julia Neale Jackson, a widow with three young children and a lot of debt. 1,772 more words


Great Nonfiction: Rebel Yell, by S. C. Gwynne

Tom Fool to Stonewall
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thomas J. Jackson was an unlikely hero. Though after graduating from West Point he distinguished himself in the Mexican-American War, peace time turned him into a pedantic teacher at Virginia Military Academy. 504 more words

Book Review

Dispatches From The Front #4

17 September 1862

Sharpsburg, Maryland

General Lee has daringly invaded Maryland and thrown the Yankee strategy in disarray. After briefly using South Mountain as a barrier, Lee pulled back to Sharpsburg and assumed strong defensive positions along Antietam Creek. 1,050 more words

Catahoula Books