Jackson, having taken 20,000 men around the border, marched south towards Charleston. Jackson was an intently religious man, who believed in the sanctity of the Constitution. In his mind, enemies of the Constitution (and by proxy, the CSA, who was fighting to save the Constitution) were enemies of God and deserved no quarter. As he made his way down through Western Virginia, he destroyed everything in his path. His march was not a riotous one, as pillage was almost non-existent. In its place was the cold, calculated destruction that would come to be synonymous with his campaigns. Fields were burnt, mines were destroyed and depots blown.
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, or to the North; Thomas “Burnt Earth” Jackson