A West Point graduate, Thomas J. Jackson was a U.S. Army officer in the Mexican-American War, where he and Lee first met. Stonewall Jackson was one of the best-known Confederate commanders. He was considered to be a gifted tactical commander. At the First Battle of Bull Run, he received his famous nickname “Stonewall” for holding the line at a critical moment of the battle. Jackson excelled at battles in Antietam and Fredericksburg. He believed one arm was longer than the other and held it up to equalize his circulation. Confederate pickets accidentally shot Jackson at the Battle of Chancellorsville. He survived the loss of an arm but died of complications from pneumonia.
Stonewall Jackson was Robert E. Lee’s most valued general. Jackson could anticipate Lee’s unstated goals when given orders, and Lee trusted Jackson to take whatever actions necessary to fulfill those goals. Some historians have postulated that if Jackson had lived, Lee might not have lost the battle at Gettysburg.
This Stonewall Jackson mug is part of our Civil War Series profiling participants in the War Between the States. Thousands of Confederate and Union soldiers fought in battles such as Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. We honor their sacrifices by telling their stories.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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