Originally posted by coquette he was a roman general
"Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson was the most famous Confederate general after Robert E Lee during the American Civil War. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson was highly respected by the men he commanded who gave him his nickname “Stonewall”. Jackson’s premature death on May 10th 1863 was a huge blow to Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia as Jackson, for whatever reasons, had almost developed an aura of invincibility around his leadership. His death was a huge blow to Southern morale. However, it was a major boost to the North...."