Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson to Mary Anna Jackson

Title

Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson to Mary Anna Jackson

Description

T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson sent this telegram to his wife, Mary in the midst of his famously successful Valley Campaign. In the spring of 1862, Jackson fought and won a number of battles against the Union army in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Jackson's military victories, although important for the Confederate forces, were neither decisive nor long-lived: Jackson died the following year, after being wounded by friendly-fire and contracting pneumonia.

Creator

Stonewall Jackson

Source

George and Katherine Davis Collection , Manuscripts Collection 755, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Publisher

Louisiana Research Collection

Date

1862 May 9

Rights

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Format

Image/jpg

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

755_B8_F7_20140804

Text

By Telegraph from McDowell's
May 9th
via Staunton, VA. 

Mrs. T.J. Jackson
Care James B. Irvin

Yesterday God crownd our arms with success. The enemy is retreating. 

T. J. Jackson

11/Collect 200

Original Format

Correspondence

Files

Citation

Stonewall Jackson, “Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson to Mary Anna Jackson,” Tulane University Online Exhibits, accessed March 28, 2017, http://library.tulane.edu/exhibits/items/show/716.