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About this collection

This digital collection contains selected personal papers (1844-1863) of Civil War General Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson.  The original manuscripts are located in the VMI Archives.

Included are letters written by Jackson between 1844-1863, spanning his West Point cadetship, U. S. Army career, professorship at the Virginia Military Institute, and the Civil 
War years; the bulk of the items date from prior to the outbreak of war.  Many of the letters were written to his sister Laura Jackson Arnold. Topics include professional, personal and domestic matters, religious faith, health and diet, and his family. The correspondence 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.  
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 Finding Aid

A complete guide to the full manuscript collection - including items that have not yet been digitized - is located in the VMI Archives CatalogThe 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).

 

More at the VMI Archives website

Extensive additional information about Jackson is located on the main VMI Archives website.

For information about the family members mentioned in many of these letters, see our Jackson genealogy page

 

 

 
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