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Old Blu, I got to disagree, not with your assessment of Jackson's performance during the battle, but with your suggestion that Old Jack never had another independent command: 2nd Manassas, and Harpers Ferry (just before Antietam) immediately come to mind.
I think what is meant here, Jackson started this battle on his own and could have been in a great deal of trouble caused by himself. The places you mention were orders from Lee that he helped carry out his plans. That is just the way I see it.