Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson

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I thought of hurrying up and contributing... I had mostly completed reading "Life and Campaigns of Stonewall Jackson" in 1866 by his Chief of Staff Robert Dabney. Life and campaigns of Lieut.-Gen. Thomas J. Jackson, (Stonewall Jackson) : Dabney, R[obert] Lewis], 1820-1898. [from old catalog] : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
648 about his Presbyterian convictions. The "Romish Church" but also several denominations.
Comparisons to George Washington or british generals in India. "Native State is Virginia" (contradiction to family members/paintings scottish regalia?)
I'm impress by the Puritanical man of "Rebel Yell". This Religion is known for the stagnant solemn service of the dull meeting house yet not the dullchant notes of the Amish per se?
 

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Here I found his childhood buddy... Lightburn...


Joseph Andrew Jackson Lightburn (September 21, 1824 – May 17, 1901) was a West Virginia farmer, soldier and Baptist Minister, most famous for his service as a Union general during the American Civil War. Lightburn was born in Pennsylvania, the oldest of 5 children. His family moved to Lewis County, Virginia (now West Virginia) and worked on his family's farm, where he spent the rest of his childhood.[1] He became friends with Thomas J. Jackson (later known as General "Stonewall" Jackson), whose home was only a few miles away. The Lightburn family freely lent young Jackson books from their large library and took him to church. The two were lifelong friends.[2] He enlisted in the U.S. Army and fought in the Mexican War; serving until 1851 when he was discharged as Sergeant. In 1859 he became a licensed minister in the Baptist church.
 

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Here I found this about his time in the Mexican-America war... it a different look at Jackson as a young Lt...


Magruder’s battery, it appears, was retained in reserve throughout the battle of Churubusco, and Jackson’s share in the victory was confined to the engagement of the previous day. But his small charge of three guns had been handled with skill and daring. Magruder was more than satisfied. “In a few moments,” ran his official report, “Lieutenant Jackson, commanding the second section of the battery, who had opened fire upon the enemy’s works from a position on the right, hearing our fire still further in front, advanced in handsome style, and kept up the fire with equal briskness and effect. His conduct was equally conspicuous during the whole day, and I cannot too highly commend him to the Major-General’s favourable consideration.”
 

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Interesting little side-note: Cummins Jackson, Stonewall's uncle, raised him after his mother's death - more or less! Cummins was a character and very strict. He also was not exactly honest - he got into trouble in Virginia and was jailed. Breaking out, he headed for California and the Gold Rush. He took with him another nephew, who was 20. Somewhere around Mt Shasta Cummins struck it rich! He sent a letter back home to the folks describing his bonanza - if he was telling the truth it was indeed a bonanza - and that was all they heard of him. He died and was buried somewhere around Mt Shasta in an unmarked grave. The nephew meandered back to Virginia but could not tell anybody where the gold mine was or where his uncle was buried! That's some amnesia right there. Perhaps he sold the mine - pretty hard to think he'd forget something like that!
 

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Here is more on Cummis Jackson: He was a heel or weasel...


Cummins Edward Jackson (July 25, 1802 – December 4, 1849) was a paternal half-uncle of Confederate General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (1824–1863) and a half-brother of David Edward Jackson. He owned and operated a grist mill at Jackson's Mill, Virginia (now West Virginia).


Here is a note about Jackson's great-grandmother...


Elizabeth Cummins was born in England in 1724 and died in 1825. She was a passenger on the sailing vessel of Captain John Jackson. They were married in 1755.

Jackson's Family tree... Stonewall Granda was a Col.

https://www.vmi.edu/archives/manuscripts/stonewall-jackson-resources/jackson-family-genealogy/

Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall) Jackson married twice. His first wife was Elinor Junkin (1824-1854), who died shortly after giving birth to a stillborn son in 1854. His second wife, Mary Anna Morrison (1831-1915), was the mother of Mary Graham (died shortly after birth in 1858) and Julia Laura (1862-1889), the only Jackson child to reach adulthood. Julia married William Edmund Christian (1856-1936); they had two children - Julia Jackson Christian (1887-1991) and Thomas Jonathan Jackson Christian (1888-1952).
 

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Here is more on Cummis Jackson: He was a heel or weasel...


Cummins Edward Jackson (July 25, 1802 – December 4, 1849) was a paternal half-uncle of Confederate General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (1824–1863) and a half-brother of David Edward Jackson. He owned and operated a grist mill at Jackson's Mill, Virginia (now West Virginia).


Here is a note about Jackson's great-grandmother...


Elizabeth Cummins was born in England in 1724 and died in 1825. She was a passenger on the sailing vessel of Captain John Jackson. They were married in 1755.

Jackson's Family tree... Stonewall Granda was a Col.

https://www.vmi.edu/archives/manuscripts/stonewall-jackson-resources/jackson-family-genealogy/

Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall) Jackson married twice. His first wife was Elinor Junkin (1824-1854), who died shortly after giving birth to a stillborn son in 1854. His second wife, Mary Anna Morrison (1831-1915), was the mother of Mary Graham (died shortly after birth in 1858) and Julia Laura (1862-1889), the only Jackson child to reach adulthood. Julia married William Edmund Christian (1856-1936); they had two children - Julia Jackson Christian (1887-1991) and Thomas Jonathan Jackson Christian (1888-1952).

There's a 'crook' in every family Tree...bad apples too.
 
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