He was a skilled military tactician, he served as a Confederate general under Robert E. Lee in the American Civil War, leading troops at Manassas, Antietam and Fredericksburg.
He was the essential other half of the invincible Lee-Jackson team. He was one of those men who seem to naturally understand war, his campaigns demonstrate some of the core lessons of war.
Stonewall Jackson died on May 10, 1863 after the Battle of Chancellorsville when he was accidentally shot by a Confederate soldier. Jackson had to have his arm amputated at which time he caught pneumonia and died a few days later.