By Philip Katcher
The generals who led the brigades, divisions, corps and armies of the Confederacy have been very principally items of a similar specialist backgrounds as their competitors in Union blue - certainly, lots of them have been former West element classmates and brother officials within the pre-war US military, who had served jointly at the frontier or within the Mexican warfare. when it comes to box adventure they have been additionally just like nearly all of Union commanders - none of them had ever commanded loads as a brigade ahead of 1861, and so they needed to examine by way of trial and mistake. a few whose pre-war list had promised a lot have been to fail the try of battle; a few extra vague officials have been to upward push to the problem remarkably. this primary of 2 volumes dedicated to the accomplice generals info the careers, personalities and visual appeal of 25 commanders who made their names customarily with the military of Northern Virginia within the japanese theater of battle.
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Additional resources for American Civil War Commanders (2): Confederate Leaders in the East (Elite 88)
Author's collection) RIGHT A drawing by a British artist of Jackson in an unusual overcoat, with his wreathed stars insignia on the deep fall collar - a non-regulation feature. The drawing was supposed to go to England, but was captured by the blockading Union Navy and used to make this woodcut for Harper's Weekly. BELOW Drawing by a visiting British artist in 1862 of Jackson's tented field headquarters and staff officers. 60 were made of good material. His cap was very indifferent and pulled down over one eye, much stained by weather and without insignia.
On 27 January 1864, Lee included Rodes on a short-list of four majorgenerals ofwhom he said he had "great confidence" in their abilities. " 50 Brigadier-General Beverly Robertson, a West Pointer who served in the 2nd Dragoons in the West before the war, was elected colonel of the 4th Virginia Cavalry and then named a brigadier-general in June 1862. His cavalry command stayed with the main army instead of going with Stuart during the Gettysburg campaign, and Robertson's inept leadership was a major factor in Lee's moving into Pennsylvania blind to the enemy's dispositions.
His troops were caught unprepared by a suddenly aggressive Union cavalry under Alfred Pleasanton at Brandy Station on 9 June 1863. Never again would Union cavalry be outclassed by Stuart's troopers. Stuart's pride was hurt, and he determined to regain his glory during the Gettysburg campaign. Roaming around Maryland and Pennsylvania, capturing a large Union supply train that further slowed his progress, Stuart was out of touch with Lee's army during the vital days when it collided with the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg.
American Civil War Commanders (2): Confederate Leaders in the East (Elite 88) by Philip Katcher