Did Stonewall Jackson become a colonel?
On April 27, 1861, Virginia Governor John Letcher ordered Colonel Jackson to take command at Harpers Ferry, where he would assemble and command the famous "Stonewall Brigade", consisting of the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 27th, and 33rd Virginia Infantry regiments. He got his nickname "Stonewall" from the fact that he and his brigade never retreated but always stood as a stone wall. Jackson earned the name of "Stonewall" at the Battle of First Manassas or First…
No. "Stonewall" Jackson was Thomas Jonathan Jackson-- Stonewall was a nickname he gained while a Confederate general in the Civil War. President Andrew Jackson was born in 1767 and died in 1845. General Stonewall Jackson was born in 1824 and died during the war in 1863, ironically as a result of "friendly fire."
"Stonewall" Jackson's given name was Thomas Jonathan Jackson -- "Stonewall" was a nickname he received during the Civil War as a Major general in the Confederate army. No modern celebrity named Jackson is directly descended from Stonewall Jackson, as his only surviving child was a daughter born in 1862.