Thomas Jonathan Jackson , known as 'Stonewall' Jackson (1824-1863) was an American Confederate general.
In the American Civil War he acquired his nickname and his reputation at the battle of Bull Run, from the firmness with which his brigade resisted the Northern attack.
In 1862 he organized the Shenandoah valley campaign, and assisted Lee's invasion of Maryland. He helped to defeat Gen Joseph E Hooker's Union army at the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, but was fatally wounded by one of his own men in the confusion of battle.
Why is Stonewall Jackson famous?
Stonewall Jackson was a Confederate general during the American Civil War.