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Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War  
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Cover of 2006 edition published by Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Author George Francis Robert Henderson
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject(s) Stonewall Jackson
American Civil War
United States history
Genre(s) Military biography
Military history
Publisher London, New York, Longmans, Green and Co.
Publication date 1898
Published in
Media type Hardcover, softcover
Pages 779
ISBN 0-7607-7954-6
OCLC Number 417700340
Dewey Decimal 973.73092 B 22
LC Classification E467.1.J15 H55 2006

Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War is a book combining a biography and military history of Confederate Lt. General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson's actions and results during the American Civil War. Written by British soldier and author G.F.R. Henderson, it was originally published in 1898 and became the author's most well-known work.

The book follows Jackson's actions and results, beginning with his West Point and VMI days, to his Valley Campaign of 1862, as a corps commander in the Army of Northern Virginia under General Lee, and up to his wounding and death after Chancellorsville. The twenty-five chapter work took eight years to complete and was first printed in two volumes, but since has been reprinted several times with most copies available as one complete book.

Preparation for book[]

Reprints and versions[]

The original version of this work was published in 1898 by London, New York, Longmans, Green and Co. It came in two volumes and contained 33 individual maps.[1] The next published version came in 1900 from the same press, also in two volumes, and included an introduction by Field Marshal Viscount Wolseley.[2] Two exact reprints of the original would follow in 1911[3] and 1919[4] (after Henderson's death in 1903), both also by the same publisher. Next would be three reprints of the work with the introduction by Viscount Wolseley (after his death) in 1926,[5] January 1936,[6] and July 1937,[7] all again by the same press. However, the 1926 edition would be the last to be split into two volumes.

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