Civil War Journal: Stonewall Jackson

The man, the soldier, the myth

The Civil War Journal is a documentary series taking a historical look at the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865.

In this episode it’s all about Confederate General Stonewall Jackson.

Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson (Jan 21, 1824 – May 10, 1863) lead troops at Fredericksburg, both battles at Bull Run, and Chancellorsville. He became one of the more well-known confederate commander under General Robert E. Lee.

Military historians regard Jackson as one of the most gifted tactical commanders in U.S. history. His tactics are studied even today.

His death proved a severe setback for the Confederacy, affecting not only its military prospects of the civil war, but also the morale of its army and the general public.

After Jackson’s death, his military exploits developed a legendary quality, becoming an important element of the ideology of the “Lost Cause”.

Beyond the battles and into the personal stories of the War Between the States. Based on diaries, photographs and dramatic re-enactments, the intimate side of the epic American Civil War is exposed.

Host Danny Glover narrates this episode about Stonewall Jackson.

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Civil War Journal: Stonewall Jackson
  • Info
  • Release date1993
  • Full runtime
  • Director(s)Donna E. Lusitana
  • Production companyGreystone Communications