JACKSON, THOMAS JONATHAN "STONEWALL." 1824-1863.
Signature ("T.J. Jackson"), on verso of check, 2 3/4 x 6 3/4 in., paid to the order of Jackson, drawn on the Virginia Military Institute account of the Lexington Savings Institution, May 11, 1858, light creasing, a few faint spots and pinholes.
Stonewall Jackson served as Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy and Instructor of Artillery at Virginia Military Institute from 1851 until the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861. The present check, made out to "Maj. Jackson," is in the amount of $400, and probably represents a semester's or a year's salary. VMI was an important client of the Lexington Savings Institute, which operated in Rockbridge County, Virginia, in the middle of the 19th century.