Stonewall Jackson

Stonewall Jackson

Book - 2007 | 1st ed
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"Deemed "irreplaceable" by Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson was given his nickname during the First Battle of Bull Run in the Civil War. Although he shunned personal honors, Jackson gained international fame and even won respect from his enemies by revolutionizing the military tactics of his generation. It is said that The Army of Northern Virginia never fully recovered from the loss of Stonewall's leadership after he was accidentally shot by one of his own men and died in 1863. Donald Davis distinguishes Stonewall Jackson as a general who emphasized the importance of reliable information and early preparedness (he so believed in this that he had a personal mapmaker with him at all times) and created the model for today's modern army with a "foot cavalry" infantry that stressed mobility, ferocity, and unexpected attacks on the enemy's weakest point." "Jackson was known as a man of contradictions. Davis delves deep into the complexities of his persona, examining how a devoutly religious soldier took troops into slaughterhouse battles and invented the chilling Rebel Yell battle cry while seldom speaking more than a few words. Davis details General Jackson's lessons in strategy and leadership and reveals how he became a military legend in a short lifetime."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1403974772 (alk. paper)
9781403974778 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: B JACKSON
Characteristics: xi, 204 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm

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