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West Point Military Academy - US Civil War

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  • Maj. General Irvin McDowell (USA) (1818 - 1885)
    Irvin McDowell (October 15, 1818 – May 4, 1885) was a career American army officer, famous for his defeat during the First Battle of Bull Run, the first large-scale battle of the American Civi...
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  • Brig. General Barnard Bee, Jr. (CSA) (1824 - 1861)
    . Barnard Elliott Bee Jr. (February 8, 1824 – July 22, 1861) was a career United States Army officer and a Confederate States Army general during the American Civil War. He was mortally wounde...
  • Brevet Maj. General David Hunter (USA) ("Black Dave") (1802 - 1886)
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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: