Stonewall Jackson Papers

paperstitleAbout the Jackson Papers

The collection consists of the personal papers (1844-1863) of Civil War General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson. Most of the letters date from the pre-Civil War period and concern professional, personal and domestic matters, including many in which Jackson writes about his religious faith, his concerns about health and diet, and his family. The collection provides insight into Jackson's personality and philosophy, and presents a portrait of the man as he was in the years before he gained national fame as a wartime military leader. A small percentage of the documents date from the Civil War period and are directly related to Jackson's Confederate Army service.  For information about the family members mentioned in many of these letters, see our Jackson genealogy page. The collection also includes the related papers of Jackson's second wife, Mary Anna (Morrison) Jackson (ca. 143 items); his daughter Julia Jackson Christian (ca. 10 items); and his sister Laura Ann Jackson Arnold (ca. 115 items).

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All listed documents include full text transcriptions. The option to view the original document is also available for the period 1844-1853; more original documents are coming soon.

Cadet at West Point

Mexican War

Return to the United States
Continues Army career. Stationed at Fort Hamilton, New York; Fort Meade, Florida.

Professor at the Virginia Military Institute

Civil War

Mary Anna Jackson

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