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West Point Military Academy - US Civil War

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  • 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...
  • Brig. Gen. Martin Davis Hardin (USA) (1837 - 1923)
    Martin Davis Hardin (June 26, 1837 – December 12, 1923) was a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Martin D. Hardin was born in Jacksonville, Illinois. He was a...
  • Major General Adelbert Ames (USA) (1835 - 1933)
    Adelbert Ames, a Medal of Honor recipient, was the last general officer of the American Civil War from either side of the conflict to die, dying at age 97 in 1933. Adelbert Ames (October 31, 1835 &...
  • Brevet Maj. Gen. Samuel Sprigg Carroll, USA (1832 - 1893)
    * Military Service: U. S. Army 1856-1869. American Civil War: 1861-1865. USMA, West Point Class of 1856. Rank: {Brevet) Major General Samuel Spriggs "Red" Carroll (September 21, 1832 – Jan...
  • Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans (USA) ("Old Rosy") (1819 - 1898)
    William Rosecrans wrote about his elders: "I have a mother who loves me well. A father whose fortune is his father's blessing, with his own hands and my good mother. Father is strong-willed, a self...

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: