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West Point Military Academy - US Civil War

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  • Brig. General William Sooy Smith (USA) (1830 - 1916)
    William Sooy Smith (July 22, 1830 – March 4, 1916) was a West Point graduate and career United States Army officer who rose through the ranks to become a brigadier general in the Union Army du...
  • Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States (1822 - 1885)
    Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877) as well as military commander during the Civil War and ...
  • Maj. General Truman Seymour (USA) (1824 - 1891)
    Civil War Union Brevet Major General. Born in Burlington, Vermont, he graduated from the US Military Academy in 1846, as an officer in the 1st artillery and served in the Mexico War. At the start of ...
  • Maj. General William H. French (USA) (1815 - 1881)
    He was married to Caroline French, (b. 1820 - d. 1884). They had five children: 1) Frank French, (b. 1842 - d. 1865); 2) Anna Clem, (b. 1852 - d. 1899); 3) Frederick French, (b. 1855 - d. 1906); 4) Geo...
  • Maj. General Ethan Allen Hitchcock (USA) (1798 - 1870)
    ) Ethan Allen Hitchcock (May 18, 1798 – August 5, 1870) was a career United States Army officer and author who had War Department assignments in Washington, D.C., during the American Civil War...

The United States Military Academy, or West Point, played a crucial and pivotal role in the Civil War, both before and during the war.

List of alumni who fought in the Civil War:

West Point and the Civil War: