The Civil War, Day by Day

The Commanders of Manassas


Jackson Promoted to Major General

The cold-eyed soldier turned out to be a stickler for discipline and a fanatic about secrecy. He gained his nickname at the opening battle of the war. In a truly remarkable campaign waged in the Shenandoah Valley in the spring of 1862, Jackson built an almost mythical reputation for hard marches, sudden appearances at unexpected places, and attacks with the ferocity of one who truly was conducting a religious crusade.




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