CSA General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson War-Date AES


Small clip Autograph Endorsement Signed by the famed CSA General, Thomas J. Jackson. Dated October 27, 1862. Signed “T.J. Jackson, Maj. Genl” and measuring 1.25″ x 3.25″. Affixed to a small piece of mat board. Although slightly faded, his writing is still clearly legible. Toning and staining throughout. Overall Very Good. jackson2

Appointed a brigadier general when the Civil War broke out, Jackson (1824–1863) organized a brigade of Virginians who fought at the first Battle of Bull Run. It was there that the unit was described as standing its ground like a ‘stone wall,’ and the name forever became attached to Jackson. He would establish himself as Lee’s most valuable General during the War. Hours after victories at Fredricksburg and Chancellorsville, on the evening of May 2, while leading his men back to camp, he and his troops were mistaken for a Union cavalry force and fired on by the 18th North Carolina. Hit by three bullets, Jackson’s arm had to be amputated; he soon contracted pneumonia and died from complications on May 10.

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