Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Jackson witnessed the hanging of John Brown. According to him, how long did Brown wait to be hanged after he was on the scaffold?||Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson
ten minutes. Ironically, Brown had been asked whether he require a signal when everything was ready for him to be hanged. He said no, as long as he wasn't kept waiting too long. He then waited ten minutes until the orders were given and they were then misunderstood. So Brown was left waiting. Jackson also worried for his soul when he noticed that Brown didn't have a minister there with him.
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Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.. Ever the religious man, he said, "Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees."
18th North Carolina Infantry. The 18th North Carolina Infantry were the ones on guard that night and struck Jackson with three .57 caliber bullets.
2nd, 4th, 5th, 27th and 33rd Virginia Infantry Regiments; Rockbridge Artillery. All were from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Seven Days. The Seven Days is where he commited an uncharacteristic failure and the reasons are hotly debated among Jackson scholars. The Shenandoah Valley campaign was where he had some of his greatest successes with victories at Front Royal, Winchester, Cross Keys and Port Republic.
yes. Jackson was sent to capture Harper's Ferry after the invasion of Maryland, just before the battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg.
Richard Stoddart Ewell. Ewell took command of the Second Corps. Ewell didn't thrive under the looser style of Lee's command because he was accustomed to Jackson's tighter style of command.
eight. Jackson was shot by his own men on May 2, 1863. He died of pneumonia on May 10, 1863.
Lexington, Virginia. He was buried in Lexington, Virginia with a monument that says "For centuries men will come to Lexington as a Mecca, and to this grave as a shrine, and wonderingly talk of this man and his mighty deeds. Time will only add to his great fame--his name will be honored and revered forever."
left. Jackson lost his left arm. Upon Jackson's death, Robert E. Lee said that he had lost his right arm, for Jackson was so pivotal to his army.
Lieutenant General. He was made a lieutenant general on October 10, 1862.
John Cabell Breckinridge. Jackson voted for Breckinridge because he said he was a states rights man.
yes. Yes, even though he didn't want to due to religious reasons.
|He resigned from the artillery to accept a professorship at VMI. What was one of his nicknames he was given by his students?||Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson
Tom Fool Jackson. He was called Tom Fool Jackson, for his eccentric ways, as well as Old Blue Light, for the blueness of his eyes.
1846. He graduated on June 30, 1846 at the age of 22 with the rank of brevet second lieutenant at the beginning of the Mexican War.
Joseph Hooker. Joseph Hooker was the commander for the Union Army (United States or North) at Chancellorsville. He would be replaced by Lincoln after the defeat.
4. Jackson had his finger shot off in the First Battle of Bull Run. He took three shots after the Battle of Chancellorsville. He had to have is arm amputated from these wounds. His official cause of death was called pleural-pneumonia.
Virginia Military Institute. He taught at VMI. VMI is Virginia Military Institute. It is located in Lexington, Virginia. His home is there and he is buried on campus.
2. Both wives were daughters of ministers. The first died in childbirth. His second wife would have the child he most desperately wanted. Jackson would be able to see his child right before his death.
Chancellorsville. Jackson was shot after the Battle of Chancellorsville. He was going back to camp when he was "mistaken" as the enemy by the 19th North Carolina regiment. It is also said that he was not well liked by his students or soldiers, so someone may have got revenge.
4. He fought with Ulysses Grant in the war. He fought at Vera Cruz, Chapultepec, Contrares and Mexico City.
Little Sorell. The horse is on display in the VMI military museum in Lexington, Virginia. It was his wish for a taxidermist to stuff him. Little Sorell is a tannish brown which was the color of this famous horse.
Thomas. General Jackson was named Thomas J. Jackson.
|Which of the battles did Stonewall not have knowledge of because of his death?||Stonewall Jackson
Gettysburg. Jackson died at Chancellorsville in the early May of 1863. Through his writings, it is said that he had a premonition of his death. The Battle of Gettysburg would not occur until July of 1863.
Chancellorsville. It was dark, and Jackson and his aides had crossed their lines and were coming back to their side. Confederate soldiers were waiting along their lines, and, mistaking Jackson's men for a group of Union soldiers, opened fire, mortally wounding Jackson.
Yes. Jackson was a passionate young lieutenant and manned the artillery. He was promoted after the Mexican War.
Lemons. Jackson had other funny habits too, like frequently sleeping under wet sheets. He didn't eat pepper because he believed it weakened his left leg.
Little Sorrel. Little Sorrel was small and stocky, and really didn't look like a brave war steed, as Lee's horse Traveller did. Little Sorrel is now stuffed and in a museum.
Virginia Military Institute. Jackson was the instructor of artillery tactics.
two. Jackson's first wife and their new baby died in childbirth. Jackson later married a woman named Anna, who had a child shortly before his death.
Thomas Jonathan Jackson. Jackson got the nickname "Stonewall" at the First Battle of Bull Run. He was sitting calmy astride his horse when Confederate General Bee shouted, "Look, men! There is Jackson standing like a stone wall! Let us determine to die here and we will conquer!"