Stonewall Jackson was born January 21, 1824, in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He established himself as a hero in the Mexican-American War. From 1851–1861 he taught at the Virginia Military Institute. He earned his nickname at the First Battle of Bull Run during the Civil War. Stonewall Jackson died on May 10, 1863, in Guinea Station, Virginia, after being wounded by friendly fire at Chancellorsville.