By Philip Katcher
The generals who led the brigades, divisions, corps and armies of the Confederacy have been very mostly items of an analogous specialist backgrounds as their rivals 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 conflict. by way of box adventure they have been additionally just like nearly all of Union commanders - none of them had ever commanded lots as a brigade prior to 1861, they usually needed to study by way of trial and mistake. a few whose pre-war checklist had promised a lot have been to fail the attempt of warfare; a few extra vague officials have been to upward thrust 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 ordinarily with the military of Northern Virginia within the japanese theater of battle.
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Extra resources for American Civil War Commanders (2): Confederate Leaders in the East (Elite 88)
He handled them well, especially on the Chattahoochee before the battle of Atlanta and later at the defense of Savannah in December 1864. 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.
Rodes served well at First Manassas (Bull Run, 21 July 1861), being commended for an action at Blackburn's Ford. On 21 October he was named brigadier-general in command of the brigade of Alabamans and Mississippians that had previously been commanded by Richard Ewell. Severely wounded at Seven Pines (Fair Oaks, 31 May-l June 1862), he hurried back from his hospital bed in time to participate in the battle of Gaines' Mill. This return proved premature, and Rodes was forced to go on leave to recuperate on 27June, leaving the field before the brigade marched off to the disaster at Malvern Hill.
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. When Virginia left the Union he resigned his commission to become colonel of the 1st Virginia Cavalry. Leading his men into Union lines without direct orders at First Manassas (Bull Run, 21 July 1861), the young colonel rapidly caught the public eye and was promoted brigadier-general on 24 September.
American Civil War Commanders (2): Confederate Leaders in the East (Elite 88) by Philip Katcher