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Confederate General "Stonewall" Jackson arrests a subordinate for "neglect of duty" at Kernstown

Richard Brooke Garnett, detail
04/01/1862
Confederate Major General T.J. Jackson ordered the arrest of his subordinate Brigadier General Richard Brooke Garnett for "neglect of duty."  Jackson felt that Garnett had led the "Stonewall Brigade" poorly during the battle at Kernstown the week before, contributing to the defeat there, and replaced him with Brigadier General Charles Winder.  Garnett was brought before a military court in August 1862 but proceedings were never completed.  Garnett was killed at the head of Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg the following year. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Jonathan A. Noyalas, Stonewall Jackson's 1862 Valley Campaign: War Comes to the Homefront (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2010), 49-51.

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