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Stonewall Jackson

1824 - 1863

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Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (January 21, 1824 – May 10, 1863) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War, considered one of the best-known Confederate commanders, after Robert E. Lee. He played a prominent role in nearly all military engagements in the Eastern Theater of the war until his death, and had a key part in winning many significant battles. Military historians regard him as one of the most gifted tactical commanders in U.S. history.Born in what was then part of Virginia (now in West Virginia), Jackson received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point and graduated in the class of 1846. He served in the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stonewall Jackson has received more than 5,956,213 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Stonewall Jackson is the 430th most popular military personnel (up from 560th in 2019), the 1,250th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,684th in 2019) and the 15th most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Stonewall Jackson ranks 430 out of 1,468Before him are Laskarina Bouboulina, Karl Mack von Leiberich, Kawakami Gensai, Yoshiko Kawashima, Leopold Joseph von Daun, and Mikhail Kirponos. After him are Petre Dumitrescu, Josef Harpe, John Hanning Speke, Matthäus Hetzenauer, Osman Nuri Pasha, and Yonatan Netanyahu.

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Among people born in 1824, Stonewall Jackson ranks 14Before him are Eugène Boudin, Paul Broca, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Marie Duplessis, Wilkie Collins, and Antoine, Duke of Montpensier. After him are Carl Reinecke, Dayananda Saraswati, William Huggins, William Walker, Princess Sophie of the Netherlands, and Karl-Maria Kertbeny. Among people deceased in 1863, Stonewall Jackson ranks 11Before him are Alfred de Vigny, Solomon Northup, Horace Vernet, Sa'id of Egypt, Jakob Steiner, and Franz Xaver Gruber. After him are Christian Friedrich Hebbel, Johann Karl Ehrenfried Kegel, Natalia Pushkina, Dost Mohammad Khan, Lalla Fatma N'Soumer, and Radama II.

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Among people born in United States, Stonewall Jackson ranks 1,250 out of 18,182Before him are Geena Davis (1956), Marisa Tomei (1964), Frederick Cook (1865), Rene Russo (1954), Robert Englund (1947), and Duff McKagan (1964). After him are Mark Ruffalo (1967), Jacque Fresco (1916), Cole Porter (1891), Walter Gilbert (1932), Donna Haraway (1944), and Dwight Schultz (1947).


Among military personnels born in United States, Stonewall Jackson ranks 15Before him are Matthew C. Perry (1794), Omar Bradley (1893), John J. Pershing (1860), Albert Pike (1809), William Tecumseh Sherman (1820), and Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821). After him are Yonatan Netanyahu (1946), Raymond A. Spruance (1886), Richard Winters (1918), Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934), William Westmoreland (1914), and Husband E. Kimmel (1882).