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West Point Military Academy - US Civil War

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  • Brevet Brig. General Henry Stanton Burton (USA) (1819 - 1869)
    Henry Stanton Burton (1819–1869) was a graduate of West Point, a career American Army officer who served in the Second Seminole War, Mexican American War and the American Civil War. Early life He...
  • Capt. George Douglas Ramsey, Jr. (USA) (1842 - 1878)
    Graduated from the U. S. Military Academy with the Class of 1863. He was 18th in a class of 25. New York Tribune, Tuesday, July 9, 1878: "The funeral of Captain George D. Ramsay, of the Ordnance Corp...
  • Brevet Maj. General George D. Ramsay (USA) (1802 - 1882)
    OBITUARY ORDER. Upon the death of Bvt. Major-General Ramsay the following order was issued by the War Department. “It becomes the painful duty of the Secretary of War to announce to the Army the de...
  • Brevet. Maj. General William Walton Morris, Jr. (USA) (1802 - 1865)
    William Walton Morris (August 31, 1801 – December 11, 1865) was an American soldier and a career officer in the United States Army. He served as a colonel and brevet brigadier general in the Regular ...
  • Brevet Lt. Colonel John Mendenhall (USA) [Colonel post Civil War] (1829 - 1892)
    John Mendenhall (July 12, 1829 – July 1, 1892) was an officer in the United States Army. As a Union Army artillery officer in the American Civil War, his performance was notable at the Battle of St...

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: