"Stonewall" Jackson by:Ethan Salaices

Thomas "Stonewall"Jackson was born in Clarksburg, WV in January 21,1824

When he was 2 years old his father and his older sister died from typhoid fever.Then in 1831, Jackson lost his mother to complications during childbirth.

After attending local schools, in 1842 Jackson enrolled in the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.He was admitted only after congressional districts first choice withdrew his application a day after school started

While attending westpoint Jackson faced many challenges. Although he was older than most of his other classmates Jackson first struggled with his heavy course load. To make matters worse, his fellow students often teased him about his poor family and modest education, but this only strove him to do better.

It was during the war in Mexico that Jackson met Robert E. Lee with whom he would join military forces during the American Civil War. By the time the Mexican-American war ended in 1846, Jackson had been promoted to the rank of brevet major and was considered a war hero.

After the War, Jackson served as professor of natural and experimental philosophy as well as artillery tatctics

Jackson was important to American History by showing his skillfulness in battle and creating new ways to fight.

I admired Jackson because he showed courage and bravery on the battlefield even in overwhelming odds.

"Stonewall Jackson." Biography.com. A&E Networks Television, 02 June 2016. Web. 17 Apr. 2017. <http://www.biography.com/people/stonewall-jackson-9351451>.

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