Stonewall Jackson Lee's Greatest Lieutenant Author:Barbara J. Bennett As a boy in western Virginia, Thomas Jackson was serious, honest, and shy. When he was a teacher at the Virginia Military Institute, his students made fun of his stodgy seriousness. But when the Civil War broke out, Jackson showed his brilliance as a general in battle. His daring, skillful maneuvers became legendary. And so did his firmness. In ... more »the midst of battle, General Barnard Bee said with awe, "There is Jackson standing like a stone wall."
Stonewall Jackson is one of 10 books in The History of the Civil War, a series that brings the nation's most tragic and turbulent era to life by following the personal stories of its most prominent participants.« less