View notes - civil war generals from hist 455 at princeton university j stonewall jackson, and james longstreet as of 1862, the confederate army had four ranks of general: brigadier. This same organization also boasted some of the confederacy's most inspiring military figures, including james longstreet, stonewall jackson and the flamboyant cavalier jeb stuart with these trusted subordinates, lee commanded troops that continually manhandled their blue-clad adversaries and embarrassed their generals no matter what the odds. Joseph wheeler (september 10, 1836 - january 25, 1906) was an american military commander and politician he has the rare distinction of serving as a general during war time for two opposing forces: first as a noted cavalry general in the confederate states army in the 1860s during the american.
A prominent united states army general during the american civil war, tracy dent and james longstreet sheridan and brigadier general thomas j. Like many future civil war generals, longstreet's first real war experience came during the mexican war from 1846 to 1848 longstreet rendered distinguished service in some of that war's most important battles including vera cruz, churubusco, and chapultapec, where he was wounded. Multiple choice quiz regarding location of confederate generals killed in action during the american civil war between 1861 and 1865 thomas j jackson's troops. Edward johnson (general) johnson's army cooperated with maj gen thomas j stonewall jackson in the early stages of jackson's civil war times.
He received a brevet promotion for distinguished service fighting the seminole indians in florida in 1841 and two more for courage at the battles of monterrey (1846) and buena vista (1847) during the mexican war, making him one of the most decorated junior officers in the pre-civil war army. See more of the historical series of the civil war 1861-1865 on facebook confederate general thomas j stonewall jackson narrowly defeats a union force led. Civil war generals numbered in the hundreds during the war many officers were promoted to higher ranks during the war, which included promotions to the rank of general these promotions were called brevet promotions. J david rogers the film gods and generals generals during the first two years of the civil war, first bull run was james longstreet (1821-1904) jackson and. Masons at the battle of gettysburg and the masonic friend to friend monument the battle of gettysburg, which took place from july 1 through july 3, 1863, is the most famous, most bloody, and in many ways the most significant battle of the us civil war from 1861 to 1865.
Confederate gen thomas j jackson earns the nickname stonewall, as his brigade resists union attacks under gen stonewall jackson and gen james longstreet at. In determining the worse generals of the american civil war, this list will take us from battlefield blunders to portraits on urinals no doubt, i will likely have a great deal of criticism regarding my choices, as this is certainly a passionate and controversial subject for most individuals who love american civil war history. It's one of the best-known stories of the civil war: confederate general thomas j stonewall jackson is accidentally shot by his own men during the battle of chancellorsville and then dies a few days later. Next to robert e lee himself, thomas j jackson is the most revered of all confederate commanders a graduate of west point (1846), he had served in the artillery in the mexican war, earning two brevets, before resigning to accept a professorship at the virginia military institute.
One of the most important, and controversial, confederate generals during the civil war was lieutenant general james longstreet, robert e lee's old warhorse longstreet was lee's principal subordinate for most of the war, ably managing a corps in the army. Summary list of famous civil war generals & commanders during the james longstreet of the civil war: confederate general thomas j stonewall jackson is. Stonewall jackson's valley campaign: prior to the civil war, thomas j jackson was a professor at the virginia general james shields. West point classmates - civil war enemies in 1862 until the end of the war james longstreet, this was thomas jonathon jackson, who was later, during the.
Sedgwick was the commander of the union vi corps during the civil war and was killed at the battle of spotsylvania thomas j stonewall jackson world war ii. Thomas jonathan stonewall jackson (january 21, 1824 - may 10, 1863) served as a confederate general (1861-1863) during the american civil war, and became one of the best-known confederate commanders after general robert e lee. Serving as an engineer on the staff of major general winfield scott during the mexican-american war, he distinguished himself during the campaign against mexico city recognized as one of the us army's brightest officers at the beginning of the civil war, lee elected to follow his home state of virginia out of the union.
Civil war series the second battle of manassas : robert e lee and thomas j stonewall jackson, would earn widespread renown from their victory at second. List of american civil war generals be counted as union or confederate generals during the american civil war the two civil war armies had to look to other. Thomas jonathan stonewall jackson csa (january 21, 1824 - may 10, 1863) was a confederate general during the american civil war, and the best-known confederate commander after general robert e lee.