His courage at 1st Manassas saved the Confederate army and earned him his enduring nickname. In the brilliant Shenandoah Valley campaign his outnumbered men marched with such speed that they were henceforth known as “foot cavalry”. At Chancellorsville, Lee used him to execute his most daring tactical manoeuvre of the war. His untimely death was a loss from which the Army of Northern Virginia never recovered. In this fast-paced biography of one of the South’s ablest (and most enigmatic) commanders, Allen Tate portrays the qualities that made “Stonewall” Jackson the warrior whom Lee would mourn as “my right arm”. It is a rich and dramatic account that should interest any reader of American biography or the Civil War.