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Stonewall Jackson and the American civil war

G. F. R. Henderson

Stonewall Jackson and the American civil war

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Published by Longman, Green, and co. in London, New York [etc.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jackson, Stonewall, -- 1824-1863.,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby the late Colonel G.F.R. Henderson... with an introduction by Field-Marshal the late Right Hon. Viscount Wolseley... with portraits, maps, and plans.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE467.1.J15 H53
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19165109M
    LC Control Number22000739

    Civilian Life Jackson retired from the military and returned to civilian life inwhen he was offered a professorship at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. It was one of his most successful swift, deceptive maneuvers which marked his tactical style. Lee meeting for the last time at the Battle of Chancellorsville, May Soon after, he received a commission as colonel in the state forces of Virginia and was charged with organizing volunteers into an effective Confederate army brigade, a feat that rapidly gained him fame and promotion.

    At the time, the cadets were acting as drillmasters, training new recruits to fight in the Civil War. Jackson continued his military service until he accepted a professorship at the Virginia Military Institute in More thanUnion and Confederate soldiers died in the war, which meant that Northerners and Southerners had to deal with the deaths of loved ones and friends in unprecedented numbers -- shocking casualty figures that exceeded anything that Americans ever experienced before. Davis, a prolific and remarkably talented author, explains how Lincoln not only organized the government to fight the Civil War, but how he successfully won the affection of the thousands of Northern soldiers who filled the ranks, marched down dusty roads, and, in so many cases, gave their lives for the Union cause. He was taken from the field and General J.

    They have taught me much; they have made me think still more; and I hope they may do the same for many others in the British Army. Smith, D. By rapid movement, Jackson closed separately with several Federal units and defeated them. They cannot understand that a man brought up from his youth to render loyal obedience is less likely than most others to run counter to constituted authority. Long before academic historians turned to highlighting the "face of battle" in their military studies of the Civil War, Catton sketched accurately and effectively the dour features of that face. It is impossible, then, to estimate the ability of any general without considering his strategy.


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Stonewall Jackson and the American civil war book

I did find interesting the portrait of Jackson and description of the actual battles. His second wife, Mary Anna Jacksontaught with Jackson, as "he preferred that my labors should be given to the colored children, believing that it was more important and useful to put the strong hand of the Gospel under the ignorant African race, to lift them up.

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January 1, Stonewall Jackson and the American civil war book Dorman For decades this was the classic treatment of Jackson. This book leaves sharp images lingering in the reader's mind, largely because Catton expertly sets scenes, describes people in human terms, and refuses to disguise the ugly, malevolent and heartless aspects of war.

The pleasing notion that, whenever war comes, money can obtain for the nation all that it requires is still, it would seem, an article of at least lip-faith with the politicians of the English-speaking race throughout the world.

An enormous expenditure of life and money, as well as a serious dislocation and loss of trade, would have been thus avoided. Following the victory, Lee decided to attempt an invasion of Maryland. And such ignorance is widespread.

Focusing as much on ordinary soldiers as he does on generals including Confederate Thomas J. Brother against sister[ edit ] The Civil War has sometimes been referred to as a war of "brother against brother," but in the case of the Jackson family, it was brother against sister.

McDowell received no mercy after Bull Run, although he had protested against attacking the Confederates; and it was long before the reputation of Sir John Moore was cleared in the eyes of the English people. But Jackson arrived a day late, and his reputation lost some of its lustre, possibly because of his lack of experience in large-scale action; nevertheless, McClellan was beaten back and was ordered to evacuate the peninsula.

The most scathing comment on such a system of administration is furnished in the story told by Colonel Henderson. He required little sleep but was known to take catnaps. He liked mineral baths.

To Major-General Hildyard, C. As the artillery instructor, Jackson and 21 of his cadets accompanied the detail with two howitzers. InJackson was accepted to West Point, but due to his lack of schooling struggled with the entrance exams.

In fact, one could say this book is a prose poem to the Army of the Potomac and the men who fought in it. For example, I've not included any biographies on this list -- an exclusion that some may find indefensible. With an army of some 15, to 18, troops, Jackson repeatedly outmaneuvered a superior Union force of more than 60, men.

They cannot understand that a man brought up from his youth to render loyal obedience is less likely than most others to run counter to constituted authority. Struck three times, twice in the left arm and once in the right hand, he was taken from the field.

He then joined Lee for the fight at Sharpsburg. I have other questions or need to report an error Please email the diagnostic information above to help pglaf. Seeing the danger, he launched a strong counter-attack. Jackson never returned to his home.

When campaigning resumed in the spring, the Union forces guided by Major General Joseph Hooker attempted to move around Lee's left to attack his rear.

There are writings which indicate that in Jackson's early childhood, he was called "The Real Macaroni", though the origin of the nickname and whether it really existed are unclear. During its progress reputations were made that will live for ever in American history, and many remarkable men came to the front.Get this from a library!

Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War. [G F R Henderson]. Stonewall Jackson in Civil War. This Site: Civil War. Civil War Overview. Civil War Civil War STONEWALL JACKSON and the AMERICAN CIVIL WAR I know of no book which will add more largely to the soldier’s knowledge of strategy and the art of war; and the ordinary reader will find in this Life of Stonewall Jackson, true and.

Sep 26,  · The day after Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's victory at Cedar Mountain, he stepped out of his tent and saw a Union prisoner of war trying to pluck hairs from the general's horse.

Prior to the US Civil war, the only works on military tactics and strategy, taught at the United States Military Academy at West Point, were those of Antoine-Henri Jomini, in particular his “Pre’cis De L’Art De La Guerre” (The Art of War), was stu. Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War book.

Read 14 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. With a new introduction by Thomas L. C 4/5. Mar 22,  · Read Book Review: Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War by G.F.R. Henderson. With a new introduction by Thomas L. ConnellyThomas Jonathan Jackson was the4/5(13).