Robert Edward Lee

Born: January 19, 1807, Stratford Hall, Stratford, VA Died: October 12, 1870, Lexington, VA Buried: October 15, 1870, Lee Chapel & Museum, Lexington, VA Overview The idol of the South to this day, Virginian Robert E. Lee had some difficulty in adjusting to the new form…
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Joseph Eggleston Johnston

Born: February 3, 1807, Farmville, VA Died: March 21, 1891, Washington, D.C. Place of burial: Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD Overview Petty considerations over rank and military etiquette and wounds cost the Confederacy, for lengthy periods, the services of one of its most effective, top…
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Albert Sidney Johnston

Born: February 2, 1803, Old Washington, Maysville, KY Died: April 6, 1862, Hardin County, TN Buried: Texas State Cemetery, Austin, TX Battles and wars: Battle of Monterrey, Battle of Buena Vista, MORE Overview At the beginning of the Civil War it was almost universally agreed that the finest…
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Stonewall Jackson

  Born: January 21, 1824, Clarksburg, WV Died: May 10, 1863, Guinea, VA Buried: May 15, 1863, Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Lexington, VA Overview Next to Robert E. Lee himself, Thomas J. Jackson is the most revered of all Confederate commanders. A graduate of West Point…
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Daniel Harvey Hill

Born: July 12, 1821, York County, SC Died: September 24, 1889, Charlotte, NC Years of service: 1842–49 (USA); 1861–65 (CSA) Battles and wars: Mexican–American War, Battle of Contreras, MORE Overview Criticism of his army commander, Braxton Bragg, to Jefferson Davis cost South Carolinian West Pointer (1842) Daniel H.…
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Ambrose Powell Hill

Born: November 9, 1825, Culpeper, VA Died: April 2, 1865, Petersburg, VA Buried: May 30, 1892 Spouse: Kitty Morgan McClung (m. 1859–1865) Battles and wars: Mexican–American War, Seminole Wars, MORE Overview Known for his red battle shirt and his hard-hitting attacks at the head of the famed Light Division,…
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William Joseph Hardee

Born: October 12, 1815, Camden County, GA Died: November 6, 1873, Wytheville, VA Nickname: Old Reliable Place of burial: New Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, AL Battles and wars: Second Seminole War, Mexican–American War, MORE Overview Problems with Braxton Bragg affected only slightly the outstanding record of the premier lieutenant…
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Nathan Bedford Forrest

Born: July 13, 1821, Bedford County, TN Died: October 29, 1877, Memphis, TN Buried: Health Sciences Park, Memphis, TN Battles and wars: American Civil War, Battle of Fort Donelson, MORE Children: William Montgomery Bedford Forrest, Fanny Ann Forrest Overview With no formal military training, Nathan Bedford Forrest became one of…
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Richard Stoddert Ewell

Born: February 8, 1817, Georgetown, D.C. Died: January 25, 1872, Spring Hill, TN Education: United States Military Academy Battles and wars: Battle of Contreras, Battle of Churubusco, MORE Siblings: Benjamin Stoddert Ewell Place of burial: Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, TN, Old City Cemetery, Lynchburg, VA Overview As Stonewall Jackson’s successor, the…
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Clement Anselm Evans

Born: February 25, 1833, Stewart County, GA Died: July 2, 1911, Atlanta, GA Education: Augusta Law School Battles and wars: American Civil War, Seven Days Battles, MORE Overview A Georgia lawyer and politician, Clement A. Evans became a division commander in the last months of the war. Wounded…
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