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Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson (1824–1863) was a celebrated Confederate general in the American Civil War. Born in Virginia, Jackson graduated from West Point and served in the Mexican-American War. He resigned his commission in 1851 to take a position as a professor at the Virginia Military Institute. When Virginia seceded in 1861, Jackson remained loyal to the state and was commissioned as a Confederate colonel. He was soon promoted to brigadier general and took part in the First Battle of Bull Run. There, his...