Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson


From enslaver to leader of Union forces at Mill Springs and Chickamauga to a civil rights defender

BY: - June 5, 2023

Editor’s note: A Lantern reader pointed out another Kentucky connection after this commentary was published. The City of Fort Thomas was named in honor of Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas, the Union general from the Confederate state of Virginia. In 1887, the United States Army moved the Newport Barracks to higher ground due to excessive […]