Vandiver, Frank E

Author: Frank E Vandiver
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 978-0890963845
Copyright: July 1, 1988
Pages: 560

Confederate General Thomas Jonathan Jackson was undoubtedly one of the most influential military commanders of the Civil War. Had he not met his death early in May, 1863, his influence could well have changed the course of the war.

Frank E. Vandiver's detailed research and zestful writing style provide a vivid description of Stonewall's boyhood, West Point training, early career, years of teaching at the Virginia Military Institute, and Civil War campaigns. Here, too, are insights into Jackson's personal life and his deep religious feelings, which were so influential on his military thought and actions.

Editorial Reviews

"I strongly recommend Thompson's highly readable biography. It furnishes valuable views on New Mexico in the middle 19th century."--Marc Simmons

Books by the Author

Black Jack: The Life and Times of John J. Pershing

Confederate General of the West: Henry Hopkins Sibley

Mighty Stonewall

Ploughshares into Swords: Josiah Gorgas and Confederate Ordnance

Their Tattered Flags: The Epic of the Confederacy