By Katcher Ph., Hook R.
Osrpey's exam of the commanders of the yankee Civil battle (1861-1865). The generals who led the brigades, divisions, corps and armies of the Confederacy have been very principally items of an identical 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. when it comes to box event they have been additionally just like the majority of Union commanders - none of them had ever commanded lots as a brigade prior to 1861, and so they needed to study by way of trial and mistake. a few whose pre-war list had promised a lot have been to fail the try of warfare; a few extra imprecise 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 regularly with the military of Northern Virginia within the jap theater of battle.
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He brought his division out of the trap at Appomattox and disbanded it at Lynchburg after Lee's surrender. Although he never received a general's commission, he was photographed in this general officer's uniform. MAHONE, William (1826-95) William Mahone (see Plate H3) was born in Southampton County, Virginia, on 1 December 1826. His father, a tavern-keeper, sent him to the Virginia Military Institute, from which he graduated in 1847. He then became a teacher at the Rappahannock (Virginia) Military Academy while at the same time studying engineering.
Major Melton will accompany him to prevent, while it is necessary, all such intrusion. Since writing the above I have again 51 Much was expected of Gustavus Woodson Smith, photographed here just before the war (cf Plate 83). He had been one of the intellectual stars of the prewar Corps of Engineers, and had proved his courage in the field during the Mexican War. However, in June 1862 he suffered a nervous breakdown as soon as he came under the pressure of senior field command. 52 seen the general, and am pained to learn that partial paralysis has already commenced.
He created the army's general artillery reserve, and took batteries away from infantry brigades to organize them into battalions. This turned out to be a distinct tactical advantage for the Confederates, who could mass their guns, although they were otherwise inferior to the Federals in the number and quality of their guns and ammunition. On 15 June 1864, Lee wrote Jefferson Davis about the problem of filling the post of a corps commander with the Army of Tennessee: "As much as I esteem & admire Genl Pendleton, I would not select him to command a corps in this army.