By Katcher Ph., Hook R.
Osrpey's exam of the commanders of the yankee Civil conflict (1861-1865). The generals who led the brigades, divisions, corps and armies of the Confederacy have been very principally items of an identical expert backgrounds as their competitors in Union blue - certainly, lots 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 battle. by way of box adventure they have been additionally just like nearly all of Union commanders - none of them had ever commanded a lot as a brigade earlier than 1861, and so they needed to research through trial and mistake. a few whose pre-war list had promised a lot have been to fail the try out of conflict; a few extra vague officials have been to upward push to the problem remarkably. this primary of 2 volumes dedicated to the accomplice generals information the careers, personalities and visual appeal of 25 commanders who made their names customarily with the military of Northern Virginia within the jap theater of conflict.
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Lee had to fight without the information that only his cavalry could have provided, with serious consequences. With his usual indulgence, however, Lee did not relieve Stuart of his command. Stuart served well in the Wilderness in May 1864, managing to reach vital crossroads and protect Richmond from a strong cavalry thrust led by Philip Sheridan. On 11 May he was mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern during one of those fights. Taken to Richmond, where he refused a drink of whisky even though dying, he succumbed the next day, and was buried in the Confederate capital's Hollywood Cemetery.
He finally received the major-general's rank due to a divisional commander based largely on his service at Chancellorsville, where his division was in the van ofJackson's famous flank march. Rodes led his division at Gettysburg, after which he was praised by Lee - although in fact his division seems to have been badly deployed there. On 27 January 1864, Lee included Rodes on a short-list of four majorgenerals ofwhom he said he had "great confidence" in their abilities. " 50 Brigadier-General Beverly Robertson, a West Pointer who served in the 2nd Dragoons in the West before the war, was elected colonel of the 4th Virginia Cavalry and then named a brigadier-general in June 1862.
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. Virginia cavalry officer Charles Blackford wrote home after First Manassas: "Stuart sleeps every night on Munson's Hill without even a blanket under or over him. " Stuart led the Army of Northern Virginia's cavalry on a reconnaissance right round the entire Army of the Potomac just before the Seven Days' Battles in late June 1862, a feat that gained him even more fame - and he played up to it.
American Civil War Commanders (2). Confederate Leaders in the East by Katcher Ph., Hook R.