The Wounding and Death of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Mathew W. Lively
Format: Hardcover, 216 pages
On Sale: April 2013
6x9 hardcover, 44 images, 5 maps, dust jacket, bibliography, index
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On May 2, 1863, Confederate General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson led his Second Corps around the unsuspecting Army of the Potomac on one of the most daring flank marches in history. His surprise flank attack-launched with the five simple words "You can go forward, then" - collapsed a Union corps in one of the most stunning accomplishments of the war. Flushed with victory, Jackson decided to continue attacking into the night. He and members of his staff rode beyond the lines to scout the ground while his units reorganized. However, Southern soldiers mistook the riders for Union cavalry and opened fire, mortally wounding Jackson at the apogee of his military career. Read More...