Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson is pictured here. Artillery professor at Virginia Military Institute. Considered "Lee's Right Arm", Jackson helped to lead the Army of Northern Virginia to victory at the First and Second Manassas, the Valley Campaign of 1862, Seven Days Battles, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. Jackson was a victim of friendly-fire at the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863 and would soon die of pneumonia resulting from his wounds.
American Civil War Uniforms- The Union and the Confederacy wore different uniforms to distinguish from eachother during the Civil War. The Union typically wore navy blue long frock coats while the Confederates wore grey on frock coats that were a tad shorter.
(2) Since this "essay" revolves around the Civil War it seems only fitting to give a brief overview of it. This infographic does just that. For a refresher course click on the image. [Civil War Facts Infographic from the National Park Service]
A rare image . . . from the look of these soldiers this is a late civil War photo of a battle-hardened company. A company would have started with around 100 men, there were no replacements. After a hard campaign between caualties and disease this is what might be left . . .