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Definition: Mexican War veteran, former Virginia Military Institute professor and Confederate general who earned his nickname at Bull Run and earned his reputation by grabbing success from the jaws of defeat time and again. Confederate commander Robert E. Lee called Jackson his ablest commander. His Shenandoah Valley campaign played a part in ending General George McClellan's Peninsular Campaign. He seized Harpers Ferry and then fought at Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. It was this last battle that cost him life. He was shot by his own troops and died eight days later.

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The Virginia Military Institute presents a detailed bio, FAQs, photos, and more.

Stonewall Jackson
Biography focuses on his early years as well as his war years.

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