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The Resource Stonewall Jackson : the man, the soldier, the legend, James I. Robertson, Jr

Stonewall Jackson : the man, the soldier, the legend, James I. Robertson, Jr

Label
Stonewall Jackson : the man, the soldier, the legend
Title
Stonewall Jackson
Title remainder
the man, the soldier, the legend
Statement of responsibility
James I. Robertson, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A biography focusing on Jackson as an individual as well as a military strategist and general, by one of the country's leading Civil War historians. The passage of 130 years has only deepened the fascination and reverence for Confederate general Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson. He ranks today as among the half-dozen greatest soldiers that America has produced. Military academies in both hemispheres still teach his tactics. Revered by his men, respected by his foes, Jackson became seemingly invincible. When he learned of the general's fatal wound, Robert E. Lee sent his "affectionate regards", saying, "He has lost his left arm but I my right arm". Jackson's early death in 1863 was the greatest personal loss suffered by the Confederacy and one that permanently crippled the wartime South. This eagerly awaited biography is based on years of research into little-known manuscripts, unpublished letters, newspapers, and other primary sources. It offers for the first time a complete portrait - not only of Jackson the brilliant military strategist and beloved general but also of Jackson, the man of orphaned background, unyielding determination to conquer adversity, and deep religious convictions. Includes b&w photos
Summary
A portrait of Confederate General "Stonewall" Jackson traces his life from his humble beginnings through his military career, to his untimely death in 1863
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
212111
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.7/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.J15
LC item number
R63 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the man, the soldier, the legend
Label
Stonewall Jackson : the man, the soldier, the legend, James I. Robertson, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 763-787) and index
Contents
Struggles of an orphan -- Coming of age at west point -- Mexico and a hero's mantle -- Health, baptism, and controversy -- Establishing roots in lexington -- God and "Dearest Ellie" -- Search for oneself -- Home life gives way to war -- Virginia drillmaster -- Emergence of "stonewall" -- Stormy road to a resignation -- Lessons of Kernstown -- "Crazy fool" -- Encouraging hope -- Victory in the valley -- Fatigue -- Duty -- Recovery at Cedar mountain -- Stonewall at Manassas, part 2-- Death around a Dinker church -- Leading a corps -- Problems and pleasures of winter -- Greatest march -- Crossing the river -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Notes -- Index
Control code
192463
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 950 p.
Isbn
9780028650647
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96017042
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm34546180
  • (OCoLC)34546180
Label
Stonewall Jackson : the man, the soldier, the legend, James I. Robertson, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 763-787) and index
Contents
Struggles of an orphan -- Coming of age at west point -- Mexico and a hero's mantle -- Health, baptism, and controversy -- Establishing roots in lexington -- God and "Dearest Ellie" -- Search for oneself -- Home life gives way to war -- Virginia drillmaster -- Emergence of "stonewall" -- Stormy road to a resignation -- Lessons of Kernstown -- "Crazy fool" -- Encouraging hope -- Victory in the valley -- Fatigue -- Duty -- Recovery at Cedar mountain -- Stonewall at Manassas, part 2-- Death around a Dinker church -- Leading a corps -- Problems and pleasures of winter -- Greatest march -- Crossing the river -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Notes -- Index
Control code
192463
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 950 p.
Isbn
9780028650647
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96017042
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm34546180
  • (OCoLC)34546180

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