What did Stonewall Jackson do in the Mexican American War?
Eventually, Jackson found himself transferred to the Rio Grande as part of the First Regiment of Artillery, where he was put in charge of overseeing the transport of guns and mortars to various forts protecting Port Isobel.
Who replaced Stonewall Jackson after his death?
He lost his left arm, but it was thought that Jackson would recover. However, he died of complications eight days later. He was replaced by Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell.
Why were so many soldiers required during the Civil War?
Union soldiers fought to preserve the Union; the common Confederate fought to defend his home. Later in the war, increasing numbers of Federal soldiers fought to abolish slavery, if for no other reason than to end the war quickly.