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West Point Military Academy - US Civil War

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  • Brig. General Josiah Gorgas (CSA) (1818 - 1883)
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Josiah Gorgas (July 1, 1818 – May 15, 1883) was one of the few Northern-born Confederate generals in the American Civil War. As chief of ordnance, he man...
  • Brig Gen Benjamin Hardin Helm (CSA) (1831 - 1863)
    Brig. Gen. Benjamin Hardin Helm (CSA) @ find a grave Benjamin Hardin Helm (June 2, 1831 – September 21, 1863 was a Kentucky politician, attorney, Confederate brigadier general, and a brother...
  • Maj. General James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart (CSA) (1833 - 1864)
    The loss of this officer was irreparable, and was keenly felt by General Lee, who in General orders paid the following tribute to his memory: Among the gallant soldiers who have fallen in this war,...
  • Christopher Quarles Tompkins (CSA) (1813 - 1877)
    Birth: Aug. 4, 1813 Mathews County Virginia, USA Death: May 28, 1877 Richmond Henrico County Virginia, USA Colonel 22nd VA.Inf. Reg. Graduate of William & Mary College ( age 17 ), Graduated USMA,...
  • Maj. General Samuel B. Maxey "Sam Bell" (CSA), U.S. Senator (1825 - 1895)
    See: Samuel Bell Maxey: A Biography (Google Books) Online: Samuel Bell Maxey (March 30, 1825 – August 16, 1895) was an American soldier, lawyer, and politician from Paris, Texas, United ...

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: