Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson


Bringing up the rear of the sculpted group is "Stonewall" Jackson, the hero of the Valley campaign who died as a result of accidental gunfire from his own troops after the Battle of Chancellorsville. Jackson, because of his great successes and subsequent death in the field, was probably the most admired and worshipped of the Confederate generals behind Robert E. Lee. His great successes in the Valley, Fredericksburg, and Second Mannassas in the face of what seemed to be insurmountable odds gave the general a reputation as a master strategist and motivator of men.

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