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Where and how did General Stonewall Jackson get his nickname?

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06/25/2014

Thomas Jackson became known as Stonewall during the First Battle of Bull Run, or First Manassas, on July 21, 1861. Brigadier General Barnard Bee angrily commented on Jackson's failure to promptly come relieve his troops by comparing him to a stone wall.