Stonewall Jackson Quick Facts

Stonewall Jackson

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 after being accidentally wounded by Confederate troops at the Battle of Chancellorsville
Place of Death:  Guinea Station, Virginia
Height:  5′ 10″
Nationality:  American
Ancestry:  Irish and English
Occupation before Civil War: 
Officer in U.S. Army; Instructor at Virginia Military Institute (VMI), Lexington, VA
Occupation during Civil War:  
Confederate general

Major Battles:

1st Manassas (Bull Run), 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Seven Days Battles, Cedar Mountain, 2nd Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville


Father:  Jonathan Jackson (1790-1826)
Mother:  Julia Beckwith Neale (1798-1831)
Raised in large part by relatives
Sister: Elizabeth (1819-26)
Brother: Warren (1821-41)
Sister: Laura Ann Jackson Arnold (1826-1911)
Half Brother: William Wirt Woodson (1831-75)


Married:  Elinor Junkin on 8/4/1853
Married: Mary Anna Morrison on 7/16/1857


Daughter:  Mary Graham Jackson (4/30/1858-5/25/1858)
Daughter: Julia Laura Jackson (1862-89)


Stonewall Jackson online resources at VMI
Stonewall Jackson by James I Robertson (New York: Macmillan, 1997)

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