Stonewall Jackson by James Robertson

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Jackson traces his life from his humble beginnings, through his military career, to his untimely death in 1863, discussing his military campaigns and strategies, religious beliefs, personal eccentricities, and more.
 

About James Robertson

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Robertson is a Professor of History at Virginia Tech.
 
Published January 1, 1997 by MacMillan. 976 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War. Non-fiction

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Along the way he examines Jackson's well-deserved reputation for bravery under fire, which earned him the sobriquet ``Stonewall.'' He points as well to some apparent contradictions in Jackson's character, among them his dislike of combat's aftermath--his first sight of a battlefield corpse, in th...

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In the process, he explodes such familiar legends as Jackson's fondness for lemons and charges such as the one that Jackson fathered a child during his service in Mexico.

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HistoryNet

While the total effect that Jackson's death had on the prospects for Southern arms remains incalculable, Robertson argues that Jackson represented Lee's mobility.

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HistoryNet

"You maybe what ever you resolve to be" was one of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall"Jackson's favorite axioms, and in this thoroughly researched biography,Robertson, one of the country's leading Civil War historians, examines why thisConfederate general's unfaltering determination made him an enduring ...

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HistoryNet

"Bud" Robertson's Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend is the crowning achievement of Robertson's remarkable 40-year career as a Civil War scholar.

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