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REBEL YELL: THE VIOLENCE, PASSION, AND REDEMPTION OF STONEWALL JACKSON

By S.C. Gwynne

Published in 2014 by Scribner.

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Reviewed by Trilla Pando.

Put a bookmark at the map “Jackson’s Theater of Operations: April 21, 1861- May 10, 1863” before you begin S. C. Gwynne’s Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson, for you will be referring to it often. The dates of the map also set the parameters for the book: the period of Thomas Jonathan Jackson’s military actions from the Battle of Manassas until his death from friendly fire at Chancellorsville.

This is not a full-blown biography but rather an examination of the extraordinary man and the war that brought him to the zenith of his life. He acquired the more familiar name of “Stonewall” at the battle of Manassas when, in the last hour of his own life, General Bernard Bee rallied his…

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