List of memorials to Stonewall Jackson

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A portrait of Stonewall Jackson (1864, J. W. King) in the National Portrait Gallery

The following is a list of memorials to and things named in honor of Stonewall Jackson (1824–1863), who served as a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War of 1861-1865.

Buildings and structures[edit]

In sculpture[edit]

Davis, Lee, and Jackson on Stone Mountain
Statue of Jackson on the south lawn of the West Virginia State Capitol

Film[edit]

Stage productions[edit]

  • The Theater at Lime Kiln, a local outdoor theater company in Lexington, Virginia, has performed a country-style musical about the life and times of Stonewall Jackson entitled Stonewall Country since 1984.[10]

Literature[edit]

  • Jackson is featured prominently in the novel and film Gods and Generals. In the film, he is portrayed by Stephen Lang.
  • John Dwyer's historical novel Stonewall covers Jackson's entire life, from childhood to death, with particular attention paid to the role his Presbyterian faith played in his life.
  • Stonewall Jackson has appeared in a number of alternative history novels. He is the subject of Douglas Lee Gibboney's short novel Stonewall Jackson at Gettysburg, which dwells on Jackson's presence on the outcome of the Gettysburg Campaign. By Force of Arms by Billy Bennett has a similar premise. Jackson also appears in Harry Turtledove's Southern Victory: Volume 1: How Few Remain as the leader of the main army of an independent Confederacy when the United States declares war against it in 1881. Jackson is the protagonist of Stonewall Goes West by R.E. Thomas, where Jackson survives his wounding at Chancellorsville to replace Braxton Bragg at the head of the Army of Tennessee.
  • Caspar Vega's 2016 novel Hayfoot is about a Neo-Confederate movie star who attempts to go back in time to save Stonewall so he could be present at Gettysburg.

Music[edit]

"When I was a kid, Uncle Remus would put me to bed
...with a picture of Stonewall Jackson above my head.."

Television[edit]

Video games[edit]

  • In the game Team Fortress 2, Stonewall Jackson was in the original BLU team, serving as its first Soldier.

On postage[edit]

Jackson has been commemorated on U.S. postage stamps on three occasions, the first being a commemorative stamp that also honored Robert E. Lee, issued in 1936,[11] the second in 1970, along with Lee again and Jefferson Davis, depicted on horseback on the 6-cent Stone Mountain Memorial commemorative issue, modeled after the actual Stone Mountain Memorial carving in Georgia. The stamp was issued on September 19, 1970 in conjunction with the dedication of the Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial in Georgia on May 9, 1970.[12] A third stamp commemorating Jackson was released in 1995 (copyrighted stamp not shown).[13]

Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Stratford Hall, Army Issue of 1936
 
Jefferson Davis, R. E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. Stone Mountain Issue of 1970

Other[edit]

The Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery in Lexington, Virginia, is named for him and is where he and his family are buried.

The lineage of Jackson's Confederate Army unit, the Stonewall Brigade, continues to the present day in form of the 116th Infantry Brigade of the U.S. Army, currently part of the Virginia National Guard. The unit's shoulder sleeve insignia worn until 2008 depicted Stonewall Jackson mounted on horseback.

The United States Navy submarine U.S.S. Stonewall Jackson (SSBN 634), commissioned in 1964, was named for him. The words "Strength—Mobility" are emblazoned on the ship's banner, words taken from letters written by General Jackson. It was the third U.S. Navy ship named for him. The submarine was decommissioned in 1995. During World War II, the Navy named a Liberty ship the SS T.J. Jackson in his honor.

The U.S. M36 tank destroyer was nicknamed Jackson after him by British forces in World War II.

"Stonewall" Jackson appeared on the CSA $500 bill (7th Issue, February 17, 1864) and on the 1925 Stone Mountain Memorial half dollar.

The towns of Stonewall in Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas and Kentucky are named in his honor, as are Jackson County in Oklahoma and Stonewall County in Texas.

The Stonewall Jackson Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America in central Virginia is named in his honor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ interesting print of interior of Jackson Memorial Hall
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Joan R. Olshansky and Elizabeth Spencer-Ralph (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Hall of Fame Complex". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Archived from the original on 2012-10-18. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  4. ^ "Hall of Fame for Great Americans". Bronx Community College. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ Jaeger, Max. "Cuomo orders Confederate busts removed from CUNY Hall of Fame". NY Post. Retrieved 27 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "VMI article about Jackson". Vmi.edu. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  7. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  8. ^ Betsey Gohdes-Baten (April 1996). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Thomas Jonathan Jackson Sculpture" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. 
  9. ^ "Don McGraw as Stonewall Jackson". Internet Movie Database (IMDb). 
  10. ^ "BroadwayWorld.com article". BroadwayWorld.com article. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  11. ^ "4-cent Lee & Jackson". Smithsonian National Postal Museum. Retrieved Mar 18, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Stone Mountain Memorial Issue". Smithsonian National Postal Museum. Retrieved Mar 18, 2014. 
  13. ^ "American Civil War Issue: Stonewall Jackson single". Smithsonian National Postal Museum. Retrieved Mar 18, 2014.