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West Point Military Academy - US Civil War

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  • Maj. Gen. Alfred Mordecai, Jr. (1840 - 1920)
    After graduation from West Point in 1861, he enlisted in the Civil War on 07 February 1861 in Goshen, NY, joining the Union Army of Northeastern Virginia. He was less sensitive to his Southern heritage...
  • Brig. General James M. McIntosh (CSA) (1828 - 1862)
    James McQueen McIntosh (1828 – March 7, 1862) was a career American soldier who served as a brigadier general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Noted as an aggressive and popular l...
  • Maj. General John Horace Forney (CSA) (1829 - 1902)
    John Horace Forney (August 12, 1829 – September 13, 1902) was a major general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Early life John Horace Forney was born in Lincol...
  • Brig. General Alexander W. Reynolds (CSA) (c.1816 - 1876)
    Alexander Welch Reynolds (April 1816 or August 1817–May 26, 1876) was a career United States Army officer and a Confederate Army general during the American Civil War, primarily fighting in th...
  • Maj. General John S. Bowen (CSA) (1830 - 1863)
    John Stevens Bowen (October 30, 1830 – July 13, 1863) was a career United States Army officer and a general in the Confederate States Army, a commander in the Western Theater of the American...

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: