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Lt. Gen. Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson 1824-1863

 
 
Lt. Gen. Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson 1824-1863 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, January 24, 2009
1. Lt. Gen. Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson 1824-1863 Marker
The first of three markers seen at the entrance to the Stonewall Jackson House
Inscription. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson is best known for his leadership of Confederate troops during the American Civil War, and especially for his celebrated Valley Campaign of 1862.

Thomas Jackson was a country boy from (West) Virginia who became a graduate of the United States Military Academy and a hero of the Mexican War. In 1851 Major Jackson came to Lexington to teach Natural Philosophy at the Virginia Military Institute. Jackson left Lexington in April 1861, at the outbreak of war, and never returned alive.

General Jackson’s leadership earned him the admiration of his troops and lasting fame. He was fatally wounded on May 2, 1863, after he collaborated with General Robert E. Lee to achieve victory at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Jackson’s body was brought back to Lexington for burial.

“Any victory is dearly bought that deprives us of the services of Jackson even temporarily.”
General Robert E. Lee, May 1863
 
Location. 37° 47.107′ N, 79° 26.476′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Touch for map. This is the first of three markers located at the entrance to the Stonewall Jackson House at 8 East Washington St., Lexington, Virginia. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington VA 24450, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At
Lt. Gen. Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson 1824-1863 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
2. Lt. Gen. Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson 1824-1863 Marker
least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Stonewall Jackson House (here, next to this marker); Jackson's Garden (here, next to this marker); Rockaway (here, next to this marker); The Jacob Ruff House, ca. 1829 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Alexander-Withrow House, ca. 1793 (within shouting distance of this marker); Campbell House, ca. 1845 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sloan House, ca. 1844-45 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lexington (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
More about this marker. In the upper right is a portrait of Jackson. by William Garl Browne, 1869, courtesy of Stonewall Jackson Foundation, Lexington, Virginia.

In the lower right is a Detail from Jedediah Hotchkiss’ ‘Map of the Shenandoah Valley’ from the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.

On the lower left is Thomas Jackson’s diploma from the United States Military Academy at West Point. from the Stonewall Jackson Foundation, Lexington, Virginia.

In the lower center is a painting captioned, Detail of Virginia Military Institute from Casimer Bohn’s ‘View of Lexington.’ from Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia.

Also in the lower center is a facsimile of Jackson's Virginia Military
View of the three markers at the Stonewall Jackson House image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, January 24, 2009
3. View of the three markers at the Stonewall Jackson House
The marker mentioned in this page is seen to the right foreground.
Institute Grade Card
from Virginia Military Institute Archives.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Stonewall Jackson House image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, January 24, 2009
4. Stonewall Jackson House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 26, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,570 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 26, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.   2. submitted on August 21, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4. submitted on January 26, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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