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West Point Military Academy - US Civil War

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  • 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 ...
  • Brevet Maj. General Alfred Torbert (USA) (1833 - 1880)
    Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert (July 1, 1833 – August 29, 1880) was a career United States Army officer, a Union Army General commanding both infantry and cavalry forces in the American Civi...
  • Maj. General Lunsford L. Lomax (CSA) (1835 - 1913)
    Lunsford Lindsay Lomax (November 4, 1835 – May 28, 1913) was an American educator, farmer, and officer in the United States Army who resigned his commission to join the Confederate Army at the...

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: