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West Point Military Academy - US Civil War

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  • Col. Haldimand Sumner Putnam (1836 - 1863)
    Haldimand Sumner Putnam (October 15, 1835 – July 18, 1863) was a brevet colonel in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was killed at the Second Battle of Fort Wagner.
  • Gen. Guy Vernor Henry (USA), 3rd Military Gov. of Puerto Rico (1839 - 1899)
    Guy Vernor Henry (March 9, 1839 – October 27, 1899) was a military officer and Medal of Honor recipient who served as an early Governor of Puerto Rico. Biography Henry was born in Fort Smith, Ind...
  • Maj. (CSA), Caleb Huse (1831 - 1905)
    Caleb Huse was a Major in the Confederate States Army, acting primarily as an arms procurement agent and purchasing specialist during the American Civil War. He is most well known for his successful ac...
  • Maj. General George Sykes (USA) (1820 - 1880)
    George Sykes (October 9, 1822 – February 8, 1880) was a career United States Army officer and a Union General during the American Civil War. Early life Sykes was born in Dover, Delaware. He gradu...
  • Major William Logan Geary (USA) (Civil War drummer boy) (1849 - 1907)
    The Oregonian Portland, Oregon Dec. 7, 1907 Page 9 Columns 3 and 4 MAJ. W.L. GEARY IS DEAD First White Child born in San Francisco, Veteran of Two Wars San Francisco, Dec. 6- Major William L, Geary...

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: