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West Point Military Academy - US Civil War

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  • Brig. General Alfred Mouton (CSA) (1829 - 1864)
    Jean-Jacques-Alfred-Alexandre "Alfred" Mouton (February 10, 1829 – April 8, 1864) was a Confederate general in the American Civil War. He was born in Opelousas, Louisiana, and spent most of hi...
  • Maj. General Franklin Gardner (CSA) (1823 - 1873)
    Franklin Gardner (January 29, 1823 – April 29, 1873) was a Confederate general in the American Civil War, best noted for his service at the Siege of Port Hudson. Early life Gardner was bor...
  • Major General Alexander Hays, (USA) (1819 - 1864)
    Alexander Hays (July 8, 1819 – May 5, 1864) was a Union Army general in the American Civil War, killed in the Battle of the Wilderness. Early life and career Hays was born in Franklin, Pen...
  • Brevet Brig. General Lewis Merrill (USA) (1834 - 1896)
    Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Fought in the Civil War and the Indian Wars. On 1 July 1851, he entered the US Military Academy, where he graduated 20th of 34, in the Class of 1855. Appointed...
  • Colonel James G. Benton (USA) (1820 - 1881)
    USMA Class of 1842. History of Bedford, New Hampshire James Gilchrist Benton was graduated from West Point in 1842 and appointed additional Second Lieutenant of ordinance. He was stationed at Wat...

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: