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Stonewall Jackson Bust Portrait

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Item No. CV4711MF Category


Litho bust portrait of Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson.  The future Confederate general performed stellar service in the Mexican War, then resigned from the Army to accept a professorship at Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia. His summer vacations from teaching were spent traveling to the North and in Europe where his interests were aroused in art and culture. His peaceful life ended with the start of the Civil War. He was ordered to Richmond as part of the cadet corps. The South believed his experience as a teacher merited making him a Brigadier General. He received his nickname “Stonewall” at Bull Run because of his battlefield demeanor. He also distinguished himself in the Valley campaign, the Battle of second Manassas and the Battle of Fredericksburg to become a Southern hero. During the Chancellorsville Battle, Jackson rode forward to scout as darkness descended. He returned in the direction of the southern lines and was mistaken for Union soldiers and fired upon. Three bullets struck General Jackson. He was transported some 28 miles to Guinea Station. His left arm was amputated at the shoulder. Recovery was unsuccessful and he succumbed to fever and pneumonia after languishing for eight days with his wife by his bedside. This view bears an old pencil inscription below the portrait reading “Stonewall Jackson”. Print along the front bottom “Gen. Thomas J. Jackson, C.S.A.”. No back mark on this one. Very nice view.

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