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The Civil War: Military Executions in Stonewall Jackson's Command

"Prayer in Stonewall Jackson's Camp," by Adalbert John Volck

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Saturday, November 10, 2012

Peter Carmichael looks at the military executions in General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s command. He talks about the different forms of punishment used under Jackson’s leadership in 1862, and the reactions of Confederate soldiers to these measures. Carmichael is the director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, and he spoke at the Institute’s 2012 conference.

Updated: Monday, November 12, 2012 at 10:46am (ET)

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