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Civil War Generals

These are some important generals that you might want to know.

Who was the commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, and is considered the most successful confederate general? Robert E. Lee
Who fought brilliantly from First Bull Run to his death at the battle of Chancellorsville from friendly fire? Stonewall Jackson
Who was a famous cavalry commander known for his reconnaissance? J.E.B Stuart
Who was an innovative cavalry commander, and was the only General on either side who began as a private? Nathan Bedford Forrest
Who led the First Corps of the Army Of Northern Virginia, and is considered one of the most capable generals on either side? James Longstreet
Who led the Army Of Mississippi and Tennessee from Shiloh to Chattanooga? Braxton Bragg
Who was a Brigadier General known for being the first man to use signal flags to send messages using signal flags? Edward Porter Alexander
Who was a successful Confederate General who fought and died during Pickett’s Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg? Lewis Armistead
Who led the Union Army during the later years of the civil war, and with his victory at Appomattox Courthouse, effectively ended the civil war? Ulysses S. Grant
Who was the highest ranking officer to leave the U.S. army to join the Confederacy, and also fought in many of the Civil War’s major battles but died of pheumonia? Joseph Johnston
Who commanded armies in Tennessee and the Trans-Mississippi Theaters? Edmund Kirby Smith
Who was a confederate General best known for commanding the "Light Division," and fighting ably with his commander Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson? A.P. Hill
Who led the Army Of the Potomac during the early years of the civil war? George Mcclellan
Who fought in many battles and is best known for taking Atlanta followed by his brutal by effective "march to the sea?" William Tecumseh Sherman
Who is known for his association with Ulysses S. Grant and for his fast assent to major general? Philip Sheridan
Who was a very respected senior commander and is known for committing the Army of the Potomac to Gettysburg? John Reynolds
Who was known for his audacious battle strategies, one of which took place against Robert E. Lee? Joseph Hooker
Who was a coal and oil company executive, an inventor, a politician and a diplomat, whose early military career was full of success? William Starke Rosecrans
Who suffered defeats at Gettysburg and Chancellorsville but at Western Theater had his reputation come back up? Oliver Howard
Who is known for having been given the command of Union troops for the surrender ceremony with Robert E. Lee? Joshua Chamberlain
Created by: alyssa_murphy



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