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West Point Military Academy - US Civil War

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  • Maj. General David S. Stanley (USA) (1828 - 1902)
    David Sloane Stanley (June 1, 1828 – March 13, 1902) was a Union Army officer during the American Civil War and a recipient of America's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for hi...
  • Colonel John C. Kelton (USA) [Brig. General post Civil War] (1828 - 1893)
    John C. Kelton (June 24, 1828–July 15, 1893) was an officer in the United States Army who served as Adjutant General of the U.S. Army from 1889 to 1892. Biography He was born in Delawa...
  • Gen. Henry Jackson Hunt (USA) (1819 - 1889)
    Henry Jackson Hunt (September 14, 1819 – February 11, 1889) was Chief of Artillery in the Army of the Potomac during the American Civil War. Considered by his contemporaries the greatest artil...
  • Colonel Richard Hanson Weightman (CSA) (1816 - 1861)
    Richard Hanson Weightman (December 28, 1816 – August 10, 1861) was an antebellum delegate to the United States Congress from the Territory of New Mexico. He was also a district commander of th...
  • Capt John Fulton Landis (USA) (1856 - 1939)
    Union Capt. John Landis and Confederate Maj. Samuel Bowman faced off in front of a 6-pound howitzer. This is the area where the hardest fighting of the day occurred.

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: