Civil War Events by Person - Thomas Jackson


Listing of all day-by-day events of the American Civil War related to the state of Thomas Jackson.

There are a total of (38) Civil War Events by Person - Thomas Jackson events in the CivilWarTimeline.net database. Entries are listed below by date-of-occurrence ascending (first-to-last). Other leading and trailing events are also included for perspective.
April 27, 1861

Colonel Thomas Jackson takes command at Harpers Ferry (Virginia).



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April 27, 1861

Colonel Thomas Jackson arranges for more infantry forces from the Shenandoah Valley area (Virginia).



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June 17, 1861

Thomas Jackson, a Colonel in the Confederate Army, is now promoted to Brigadier General.



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July 21, 1861

Confederate General Thomas Jackson brings in fresh troops ready-to-fight.



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October 7, 1861

"Stonewall Jackson", currently a Brigadier General serving with the Confederate Army, is handed the promotion to Major General.



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January 1, 30

A disagreement between Secretary of War Judah Benjamin and General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson nearly leads to the resignation of the talented general. Jackson ultimately wins the showdown.



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March 23, 1862

At a battle site in Kernstown, Virginia, Confederate forces led by Stonewall Jackson are repelled.



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April 30, 1862

Stonewall Jackson's forces are joined by elements under the command of Major General Richard S. Ewell at Conrad's Store



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May 3, 1862

General Jackson orders his men to depart the Shenandoah Valley in a ruse to trick Union observers. They soon return to the region by rail.



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May 4, 1862

This date marks the official start of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign directed by Stonewall Jackson.



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May 6, 1862

To face off against Union General John C. Fremont, Stonewall Jackson combines forces with Brigadier General Edward Johnson at Staunton, marching west to meet the enemy.



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May 8, 1862

On this date the Battle of McDowell occurs - a one-day engagement pitting 6,500 Federals against 6,000 Confederates. Stonewall Jackson leads the latter and the battle goes down as a Confederate victory. Losses total 2,59 for the North and 420 for the South. Brigadier General Robert Milroy commanded the North.



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May 18, 1862

Thomas Jackson returns to the Shenandoah Valley en route to meet Union General Nathaniel P. Bank's force. He reaches Mount Solon, Virginia.



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May 20, 1862

Jackson by-passes General Bank's force by way of the southeast side of Massanutten Mountain and up the Luray Valley.



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May 23, 1862

On this date, General Jackson engages Union forces in the Battle of Front Royal. The engagement ends as a Confederate victory with 773 Union elements killed to just 36 Confederates. John Reese Kenly commanded the North garrison. The action now threatens supply lines to General Bank's forces.



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May 5, 1862

The First Battle of Winchester is had. Confederate Thomas Jackson is victorious over the Union forces led by Nathanial Banks. Banks had retreated to Winchester and was met by Jackson, who ultimately was able to secure victory and the town itself.



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May 27, 1862

Union General Banks retreats with his forces across the Potomac Rover with Thomas Jackson in hot pursuit. This ends the first phase of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign and claims several victories for the South.



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June 30, 1862

The Battle of White Oak Swamp - as part of the Seven Days Battles - of fought and marks another inconclusive victory. Union General Franklin leads against Stonewall Jackson. Losses are minimal for both sides.



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August 8, 1862

Stonewall Jackson's forces cross the Rapidan River just north of Gordonsville to head off Union general Pope and his forces.



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August 9, 1862

Stonewall Jackson's forces are victorious over Union troops at Cedar Mountain, Virginia.



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August 9, 1862

Nathaniel Banks' Union forces manage several victories before being driven back by Stonewall Jackson's forces.



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August 11, 1862

General Jackson pulls his troops back across the Rapidan River for fear of arriving Union reinforcements.



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August 25, 1862

Stonewall Jackson begins a flanking maneuver against Pope's army.



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August 26, 1862

Stonewall Jackson and his forces are able to pass between Washington, D.C. and the army of General Pope.



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August 27, 1862

Ewell's division is ordered to Bristoe Station by Stonewall Jackson to delay Pope's arriving troops.



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August 27, 1862

Stonewall Jackson captures a major Union supply depot at Manassas Junction.



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August 28, 1862

Jackson redeploys his forces West of the old Bull Run battlefield.



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August 29, 1862

Stonewall Jackson's forces hold Stony Ridge. First contact between the two sides on this day is had at 7AM.



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September 11, 1862

General Jackson engages Union forces at Martinsburg and drives them back towards Harpers Ferry.



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September 12, 1862

The Battle of Harpers Ferry begins. Generals Miles and White lead a Union force of 14,000 against some 26,000 Confederate attackers under the command of generals Stonewall Jackson and A.P. Hill.



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September 15, 1862

Harpers Ferry falls to Confederate forces under the command of General Jackson.



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September 15, 1862

General Jackson's forces open up with artillery strikes against Union forces at Harpers Ferry.



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September 15, 1862

The Battle of Harpers Ferry ends as a Confederate victory.



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October 10, 1862

Stonewall Jackson is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and now heads 2nd Corps (Army of Northern Virginia)



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April 30, 1863

The Battle of Chancellorsville begins in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Union forces are directed by General Hooker while the Confederates are led by general's Lee and Jackson. The Confederates number a much smaller force at just over 60,000 men. They face Union strength (Army of the Potomac) of over 130,000.



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May 6, 1863

The Battle of Chancellorsville is over as a Confederate victory. However, the Confederate Army is dealt a blow when it is revealed that Stonewall Jackson is mortally wounded (by friendly fire). Losses for both sides include 17,300 for the Union and 13,300 for the Confederates.



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May 10, 1863

General "Stonewall" Jaskson dies of complications related to wounds suffered days earlier at the Battle of Chancellorsville. The event is a major blow to the Confederate military cause.



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May 30, 1863

General Jackson's old command is renamed "Stonewall Brigade" in his honor.



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