One of the first American victims of friendly fire.
At Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863 Jackson was accidentally shot by his own men.
His wounds they were healing he died of phenomena days later.
He had his right arm amputated.
Known as a brilliant tactician and one of the Confederacy's ablest commanders.
Thomas Jonathan Jackson was born on January 21, 1824, in Clarksburg, Virginia.
He married twice: in 1853, he married Elinor Junkin. In 1857, he married Mary Anna Morrison.
Jackson graduated from West Point in 1846.
He served in the Mexican war in the artillery.
He taught Philospy at the Virginia military institute.
The Cadets coined his nicknames him "Tom Fool Jackson" and "Old Blue Light".
Jackson was commissioned as a Colonel at beginning of the Civil War.
In the first battle of Bull Run General Bernard Bee dubbed Jackson and his brigade Stonewall for holding back Union forces.
Stonewall was the only Confederate brigade (1st Brigade) to have its nickname become its official designation.
Among his victories He helped defeat Gen. McClellan in the Seven Days' Battle.
He thought God's hand would guide the south to victory.
He prayed before every battle.
E. He sucked on lemons to ward off scurvy.
IV. Death and legacy
A. At Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863 Jackson was accidentally shot by his own men.
Stonewall Jackson is buried in Lexington Virginia.