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Stonewall Jackson

Credit: From the collection of Donald Olson
Confederate Lieutenant General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson was shot by friendly fire during the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863. Now astronomers say…Read More »





they know why his own troops couldn't recognize him: The full moon was shining right into their faces, putting the Confederate commander in stark silhouette. [Full story]   Less «
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