Inventing Stonewall Jackson: A Civil War Hero in History and Memory
Historians' attempts to understand legendary Confederate General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson have been uneven at best and often contentious. As an occasionally eccentric and elusive college professor before the Civil War, Jackson died midway through the conflict, leaving behind no memoirs and relatively few surviving letters or documents. In Inventing Stonewall Jackson, Wallace Hettle offers an innovative and distinctive approach to interpreting the famed general by examining the lives and agendas of those authors who shaped our current understanding Stonewall.
Jackson, Stonewall, -- 1824-1863, Generals -- United States -- Biography, Generals -- Confederate States of America -- Biography
Louisiana State University Press
Department of History
xi, 200 p. ; 23 cm.
Hettle, Wallace, "Inventing Stonewall Jackson: A Civil War Hero in History and Memory" (2011). Faculty Book Gallery. 462.