Stonewall: A Biography of General Thomas J. Jackson

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 560 pages
The charismatic Confederate general Stonewall Jackson, who began his military career in the Mexican War, earned his great fame in the Civil War in a series of brilliantly fought battles. He was given the name Stonewall at the First Battle of Bull Run, when his brigade faced overwhelming odds but held the line. Byron Farwell's engrossing narrative reveals Stonewall Jackson both as a military genius and as a quirky, dark personality radically different from the storybook version that grew up after Jackson's untimely death at Chancellorsville in 1863.
 

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STONEWALL: A Biography of General Thomas J. Jackson

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Farwell (Armies of the Raj, 1989, etc.) breaks little new ground in this nevertheless limpidly written biography of the Confederate hero. Thomas J. ``Stonewall'' Jackson, in a military career spanning ... Read full review

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User Review  - jrgoetziii - LibraryThing

Simply not enough meat on the bone. Jackson was an outstanding general (or a really lucky one), but has not enough depth and range to his life for a biography, let alone one of 530 pages. Well-written ... Read full review

Contents

The Battle of Kernstown
224
Retreat and Reorganization
240
The Battle of McDowell
253
Front Royal
270
Winchester
284
Retreat up the Valley
298
Cross Keys and Port Republic
314
From the Valley to the Swamps
333
The Invasion of Maryland
415
Antietam
437
Respite
454
Fredericksburg
466
Moss Neck
479
Chancellorsville
492
Last Days
515
Epilogue
527

Jackson at Mechanicsville and Gainess Mill
344
White Oak Swamp and Malvern Hill
356
Cedar Mountain
372
The Second Manassas Campaign
392

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About the author (1993)

Byron Farwell's (1921-1999) other books, also published by Norton, include "Eminent Victorian Soldiers," "Armies of the Raj," & "Stonewall: A Biography of General Thomas J. Jackson.

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