Stonewall Jackson: The Man, The Myth, And The Arm

By Karen Harris
Portrait of Thomas Jonathan Jackson, circa 1860. (1824-1863). Source: (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

By all accounts, Confederate General Stonewall Jackson was one of the shining stars of the American Civil War. He was a commanding military leader and a brilliant strategist, but he was also a bit eccentric. He had a number of odd habits, and at least one of them seemed to eerily foreshadow tragic events to come. Let's take a look at the strange tale of Stonewall Jackson's arm.