There is Jackson with his Virginians, standing like a stone wall. Let us determine to die here, and we will conquer.
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|Birth:||8th February, 1824|
|Death:||22nd July, 1861|
Barnard Elliott Bee Jr. was an American Army Officer and a Confederate States Army general during the American Civil War. He was mortally wounded at the First Battle of Bull Run, one of the first general officers to be killed in the war. During that battle, he was responsible for inspiring the famous nickname for Brig. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Bee was born in Charleston, South Carolina. Bee graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1845, thirty-third in his class and assigned to the 3rd U.S. Infantry. Bee's first posting was to serve in the United States military occupation of Texas during the Mexican-American War. In 1860, Bee was posted to Fort Laramie, Wyoming, where he briefly served as the fort's commanding officer. On June 17, 1861, Bee was appointed brigadier general of a brigade mobilized at Manassas Junction.
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