Stonewall Jackson is History Alive!
Born in Clarksburg, Jackson was an orphan who became one of the most recognized names in military history. He is regarded by experts as a tactical genius and a relentless battlefield commander. The men of the “Stonewall Brigade” were fiercely loyal to their leader. Jackson’s death by friendly fire was a crushing blow to Confederate hopes for ultimate victory.
Portrayed by Doug Riley of Tunnelton, this History Alive! program, made possible by the West Virginia Humanities Council and West Virginia State Park Interpretive Programs, begins at 7 p.m. at Beech Fork State Park activities building. Free and open to the public.
History Alive! is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character.
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- Start Date: July 25, 2020