|Portrait of Confederate Army General "Stonewall"
Jackson (1824-1863) a West Point graduate who served in the Mexican
War then resigned to teach at the Virginia Military Institute. He sided
with the South in the Civil War and became a Brigadier General, earning his nickname
at the first battle of Bull Run as his troops held firm while others
wavered. "There is Jackson standing like a stone wall," a
fellow general commented. He was shot in 1863 by a Confederate lookout
who had mistaken him in the dark. "I have lost my right arm,"
lamented General Lee upon his death.