Monthly Archive: August 2011

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Stonewall Jackson Quick Facts

Name Meaning Thomas is of Aramaic origin, meaning “twin” Vital Stats Birthday:  January 21, 1824 Birth Name: Thomas Jonathan Jackson Birthplace:  Clarksburg, Virginia (now West Virginia) Date of Death:  May 10, 1863 Cause:  Pneumonia contracted...

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Visiting Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

Located about a dozen miles southwest of Springfield, Missouri, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield was established in 1960. The Battle of Wilson’s Creek was fought on August 10th, 1861 and was the second major battle...