Barnard Bee was the Rebel General, who is attributed with giving one of the most famous generals of the Civil War, his sterling nickname, General Stonewall Jackson. General Bee was a Confederate army officer, who commanded the 3rd Brigade of the Army of the Shenandoah, during the First Battle of Bull Run. During that battle, he tried to rally his troops by screaming out the famous words "rally around the Virginians, there stands Jackson like a stone wall". From that time on, General Thomas J. Jackson of Virginia would be better known as the famous General Stonewall Jackson of the Confederate armed forces.
He is buried in Pendleton, South Carolina, which was also his home state. Although a true Virginian by nature, the affable General Barney Bee would later be immortalized with General Stonewall Jackson and the Confederate cause in the Civil War. After muttering those words and dying the way he did on the battlefield of the First Battle of Bull Run, he will always go down in Civil War history as the man that gave Stonewall his namesake. The only fact that remains in question is that of whether or not the namesake given was positive or negative? The only sure thing that can be said about the entire Stonewall affair was that the name was kept proudly by General Stonewall Jackson, and for all intensive purposes, was positive in his eyes, the only set that mattered.
Jul 21, 2013
Civil War Generals, Generals of the Civil War, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War people
Civil War Generals were one of the most important factors that determined the outcome of battles during the Civil War
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USS Galena, Ironclad, Battle of Ironclads
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Brass Band, Civil War Music, Civil War Bands
The brass band of the Civil War played a very important role for both armies. They played at recruitment rallies and their music often helped to encourage young men to enlist.
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