The Resource Stonewall : a biography of General Thomas J. Jackson, by Byron Farwell

Stonewall : a biography of General Thomas J. Jackson, by Byron Farwell

Label
Stonewall : a biography of General Thomas J. Jackson
Title
Stonewall
Title remainder
a biography of General Thomas J. Jackson
Statement of responsibility
by Byron Farwell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the first major biography of Stonewall Jackson in more than thirty years, Byron Farwell's research into the life of the most charismatic figure of the Civil War reveals a quirky, obsessive, dark personality radically different from the storybook version that grew up after Jackson's untimely death in 1863." "Jackson was an odd country boy who conquered his limitations of education and intellect by excluding any activity not crucial to his work, who showed an almost pathological indifference to danger during the Mexican War, who spent most of his career in disputes and litigation with his professional colleagues. An interesting sidelight on the private Jackson is that his sister, to whom he wrote almost daily for many years, divorced her husband for his secessionist beliefs." "Of Jackson's military genius, of his ability to extract superhuman effort from his troops, there can be no doubt. But the flaws here are fascinating as well: he did not follow orders precisely; he fell asleep at the oddest moments, as in church, or in staff meetings with General Lee; he did not communicate well with subordinate officers; and when Jackson was mortally wounded at Chancellorsville on the verge of a major victory, the advantage was lost because no one knew what he intended to do. One of the most controversial aspects of the book is Farwell's analysis of what would have happened had Jackson survived to fight at Gettysburg and beyond." "Farwell's lively narrative is balanced by careful research on every battle and facet of Jackson's life. The result is an honest, often unflattering, but nonetheless deeply sympathetic portrait of this legendary commander."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Farwell, Byron
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.J15
LC item number
F37 1992
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jackson, Stonewall
  • Jackson, Stonewall
  • Jackson, Stonewall
  • Confederate States of America
  • Confederate States of America
  • Generals
  • Biographie
  • Generals
  • United States
Label
Stonewall : a biography of General Thomas J. Jackson, by Byron Farwell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [533]-540) and index
Contents
Birth and boyhood -- West Point: Plebe year -- West Point: Climbing upward -- The war in Mexico -- At peace in Mexico -- Garrison duty -- Lexington years: The VMI professor -- Lexington: Religion and marriage -- Europe and remarriage -- War -- Harper's Ferry and Falling Waters -- The Battle of First Manassas -- Dam No. 5 and Bath -- Romney and resignation -- The Battle of Kernstown -- Retreat and reorganization -- The Battle of McDowell -- Front royal -- Winchester -- Retreat up the valley -- Cross keys and Port Republic -- Seven days: From the valley to the swamps -- Seven days: Jackson at Mechanicsville and Gaines's Mill -- Seven days: White Oak Swamp and Malvern Hill -- Cedar Mountain -- The Second Manassas Campaign -- The invasion of Maryland -- Antietam -- Respite -- Fredericksburg -- Moss Neck -- Chancellorsville -- Last days -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 560 p.
Isbn
9780393033892
Lccn
91044988
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24951891
  • (OCoLC)ocm24951891
Label
Stonewall : a biography of General Thomas J. Jackson, by Byron Farwell
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [533]-540) and index
Contents
Birth and boyhood -- West Point: Plebe year -- West Point: Climbing upward -- The war in Mexico -- At peace in Mexico -- Garrison duty -- Lexington years: The VMI professor -- Lexington: Religion and marriage -- Europe and remarriage -- War -- Harper's Ferry and Falling Waters -- The Battle of First Manassas -- Dam No. 5 and Bath -- Romney and resignation -- The Battle of Kernstown -- Retreat and reorganization -- The Battle of McDowell -- Front royal -- Winchester -- Retreat up the valley -- Cross keys and Port Republic -- Seven days: From the valley to the swamps -- Seven days: Jackson at Mechanicsville and Gaines's Mill -- Seven days: White Oak Swamp and Malvern Hill -- Cedar Mountain -- The Second Manassas Campaign -- The invasion of Maryland -- Antietam -- Respite -- Fredericksburg -- Moss Neck -- Chancellorsville -- Last days -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 560 p.
Isbn
9780393033892
Lccn
91044988
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24951891
  • (OCoLC)ocm24951891

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