CDV of Stonewall Jackson - Published by E. Anthony 1862

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Sep 14, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
Great clean image of Thomas "Stonewall Jackson" as a Brig. Gen. published by E. Anthony of New York in 1862, nice Anthony backmark. est $250-300
Thomas Jonathan Jackson

JACKSON,Thomas Jonathan, soldier, born in Clarksburg, West Va., 21 January,1824; died at Chancellorsville, Virginia, 10 May, 1863. His great-grandfather emigrated from London in 1748 to Maryland. he married Elizabeth Cummins, and shortly afterward removed to West Virginia, w he founded a large family. At seven years of age Thomas Jonathan, whose father had been a lawyer, became an orphan, and he was brought up by a bachelor uncle, Cummins Jackson. Young Jackson's constitution was weak, but the rough life of a West Virginia farm strengthened it, and he became a constable for the county He was appointed a cadet at the United States military academy at the age of eighteen. His preparation was poor, and he never reached a high grade. On his graduation in 1846 he was ordered to Mexico, became a lieutenant in Magruder's battery, and took part in General Scott's campaign from Vera Cruz to the city of Mexico. He was twice brevetted for good conduct at Churubusco and Chapultepee. After the Mexican war he was for a time on duty at Fort Hamilton, New York harbor, and subsequently was sent to Fort Meade, Florida. He resigned from the army in 1851, on his election as professor of philosophy and artillery tactics in

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