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Brig. Gen. James Alexander 'Stonewall Jim' Walker (27 Aug 1832-21 Oct 1901) Expelled from VMI in 1852 after challenging his instructor Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson to a duel. Fought at Sharpsburg, Gettysburg, and severely wounded Spotsylvania Court House. After the death of John Pegram, he was assigned command of a division of II Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.

The Stonewall Jackson Statue at Virginia Military Institute; Jackson was a professor at the university before he was a general in the Civil War

Lieut Gen Richard Stoddert 'Baldy' Ewell (8.2.1817|25.1.1872) USMA 1837 13/42. Mexican-American War. 1st field officer wounded Battle of Fairfax Court Hse (6/1861) Succeeded Stonewall Jackson, commander, 2nd Corps AoNV. Lost left leg Second Manassas (Groveton). Commanded corps from Gettysburg - Spotsylvania. Hesitated to attack Culp's Hill & Cemetery Hill 1st day at Gettysburg. Wounded 8x. His legacy has been clouded by controversies over his actions at Gettysburg & Spotsylvania Court House.

(c. 1847) Portrait of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson during the Mexican-American War believed to be taken in Mexico City

"Little Sorrel," Stonewall Jackson's War Horse. Jackson obtained the sorrel gelding shortly after the war began, and was riding him at First Manassas when General Barnard E. Bee made the statement that gave Jackson his lasting nickname. He rode Little Sorrel throughout the Valley campaign. Jackson received his fatal wound when he was astride his little horse.

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