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The Life of General Stonewall Jackson by Mary L Williamson recounts the major things that happened in Thomas J Jacksons life that led him to be known as one of the greatest generals in Americas historyThomas Jonathan Stonewall Jackson was born on January 21 1824 in Clarksburg Virginia Although he had parents they died during the young years of his life After the death of his parents Thomas J Jackson was sent to uncle afteruncle until one of the uncles decided to raise this ficious young ladAt the age of seventeen Jackson started to look for a job After a few days later he accepted an offer to be a constable for Lewis County A year later he was to soon start his journey towards being one of the best military leader of theAt the age of eighteen he rode on horse back to the city Washington to be trained at the United States Military Academy West Point After he graduated from West Point he soon found himself in the Mexican War In that battle Jackson wasplaced in the light artillery which used small cannons and were capable of moving rapidly from place to place This job was just what he wanted because the light artillery service though more dangerous gave him a better chance to win the honors for wch his soul thirsted At the end of this battle with the Mexicans because of his brave acts he was made Major of Artillery Because of that it made his soul thirstier for more fame and honor As you can see he was not a Christian during his early yea in the military life because he put fame in front of ChristIn the Spring of 1861 the War Between the States broke out Major Jackson was ordered to take his cadets down to Harpers Ferry so that they will be drilled and trained Soon Jacksons army numbered to four thousand five hundred menA few days
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