Confederate General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson
Confederate general Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson gazes straight ahead in this photograph made in November 1862. Jackson sat for this portrait in Nathaniel Routzahn's photographic studio in Winchester. When Jackson first arrived for the sitting he was missing a button on his uniform jacket, so the general took off his jacket and sewed one on himself—albeit crookedly. The misaligned button is the fourth one down on the general's left side. A minister who accompanied him to the sitting joked that while Jackson could successfully track down and destroy enemy forces, he was unable to perform the simple task of sewing on a button in a straight line. Six months later Jackson was accidentally wounded by his own men during the Battle of Chancellorsville, had his left arm amputated, and then died after developing pneumonia.