By Katcher Ph., Hook R.
Osrpey's exam of the commanders of the yankee Civil warfare (1861-1865). The generals who led the brigades, divisions, corps and armies of the Confederacy have been very principally items of a similar expert backgrounds as their competitors in Union blue - certainly, a lot of them have been former West aspect classmates and brother officials within the pre-war US military, who had served jointly at the frontier or within the Mexican struggle. when it comes to box event they have been additionally just like nearly all of Union commanders - none of them had ever commanded quite a bit as a brigade prior to 1861, and so they needed to study through trial and blunder. a few whose pre-war list had promised a lot have been to fail the try out of battle; a few extra vague officials have been to upward thrust to the problem remarkably. this primary of 2 volumes dedicated to the accomplice generals information the careers, personalities and visual appeal of 25 commanders who made their names usually with the military of Northern Virginia within the jap theater of conflict.
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Extra info for American Civil War Commanders (2). Confederate Leaders in the East
He surrendered at Macon, Georgia, on 20 April 1865. Mter the war Smith served as insurance commissioner of Kentucky from 1870 to 1876. He then moved to New York City, where he died on 24June 1896. He is buried in New London, Connecticut. STUART, James Ewell Brown (1833-64) 'Jeb" Stuart (see Plate D3) was born in Patrick County, Virginia, on 6 February 1833. Lee's son, George Washington Custis Lee. He was assigned to the Regiment of Mounted Riflemen, later serving in the 1st Cavalry Regiment, largely in Kansas.
The 9th Alabama saw action at First Manassas (Bull Run, 21 July 1861) and Wilcox was promoted to brigadier-general on 21 October. Sick and absent during the Maryland campaign of 1862, Wilcox known to his men as "Old Billy Fixin'" - commanded on the left of the Confederate line at Fredericksburg (13 December 1862) and consequently saw little action there. At the beginning of May 1863 he proved his value when he observed Union troops heading towards Chancellorsville in Lee's rear, and deployed his brigade successfully to delay the Federal advance while sending word back to Lee of this probe.
An unusually handsome man ... The General was always well dressed in gray sack-coat of Confederate cloth, matching trousers tucked into well-fitting riding boots - the simplest emblems of his rank appearing, and a good large black felt hat completed the attire of our commander. He A reproduction of a Confederate general's kepi - in the gray which sometimes replaced the regulation dark blue - shows the elaborate "French knot" or quatrefoil of four bands of gold lace worked on top of the crown. The quarter-lacing at front, back and sides is also fourfold, while that surrounding the quatrefoil is single.
American Civil War Commanders (2). Confederate Leaders in the East by Katcher Ph., Hook R.