Thomas Jonathan Jackson

Thomas Jonathan Jackson

Civil War (Confederate) · Confederate Army · Lieutenant General

Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was one of the best-known Confederate generals of the American Civil War. He died in 1863 as a result of friendly fire.

Mexican-American War (1846 - 1848)
Conflict Period

Mexican-American War

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Service Start Date

1846

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Service End Date

1851

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Branch

Army

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Served For

United States of America

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Civil War (Confederate) (1861 - 1865)
Branch

Confederate Army

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Rank

Lieutenant General

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Service Start Date

1861

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Conflict Period

Civil War (Confederate)

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Service End Date

1863

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Served For

United States of America

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Stories about Thomas Jonathan Jackson

Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall"Jackson Superstitions

    Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, probably the most superstitious of all Civil War leaders, had a habit of riding with his right hand in the air. He believed that because he was right-handed his blood flowed more to the right side of his body. Riding with his right hand up supposedly helped him balance out the blood flow in his body. He was shot in the left arm by his own sentries who mistook him for a Union scout. It was amputated and he later died of pneumonia

    He did not eat pepper because he believed it weakened his left leg

    He was a strict observer of the Sabbath, yet often fought on Sundays

    He would not mail a letter if he felt it would be in transit on a Sunday

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