in 1891, he died while on active duty commanding the 84th Infantry Division
at Camp Howie, Texas, on October 13, 1943, during the height of World War
II. He was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery on October
While he was certainly named after the Confederate
General of the Civil War, it is presently unknown if he or his family had
any connection with Thomas Jonathan Jackson.
THIRD ARMY MANEUVER HEADQUARTERS IN LOUISIANA, October 14, 1943- Major General Stonewall Jackson, 52, died yesterday in the Camp Polk Station Hospital as a result of injuries received in a plane crash in the maneuvers area October 4.
The General died without fully regaining consciousness. He will be buried in Plattsburg, New York.
General Jackson was not related to the Confederate General, but his father was a cavalry officer who served under “Stonewall” Jackson.
The General was commanding a division in the maneuvers at the time of the accident. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Dorothy Jackson of Plattsburg.
Made commander of his division last February, he was promoted to Major General on March 15.
General Jackson served in the Army of Occupation after the First World War He later was Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Georgetown University and also taught at Cornell.
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006
JACKSON, DOROTHY P W/STONEWALL
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