Portrait of General "Stonewall" Jackson
Original Author: William Garl Brown
Created: ca. 1865–1900
Medium: Oil on canvas
Publisher: Virginia Historical Society

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Confederate general Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's blue-gray eyes match his uniform jacket in this oil on canvas painted by William Garl Brown. This portrait was painted after Jackson's death and based on a photograph. Jackson died on May 10, 1863, after suffering a mortal wound at the Battle of Chancellorsville. His widow later described his appearance: "His eyes were blue-gray, large and well-formed, capable of wonderful changes with his varying emotions. His nose was straight and finely chiseled, his mouth small, and his face oval. His profile was very fine."