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West Point Military Academy - US Civil War

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  • Brevet Maj. General Rufus Ingalls (USA) (1818 - 1893)
    Rufus Ingalls (August 23, 1818 – January 15, 1893) was an American military general who served as the 16th Quartermaster General of the United States Army. Early life and career Ingalls was born ...
  • Capt. (USA), James Pierre Drouillard (1839 - 1892)
    1839 – 1892 James Pierre Drouillard was born in 1839 in the Ohio River town of Gallipolis, Ohio. His mother was Susan Miller Drouillard, and his father Joseph served with Captain Elias Langham's ...
  • Maj. General (CSA), Robert Ransom, Jr. (1828 - 1892)
    For a picture of Robert's gravesite, go to the Media section. Robert Ransom, Jr. (February 12, 1828 – January 14, 1892) was a major general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil Wa...
  • Brevet Brig. General William Gates (USA) (1788 - 1868)
    William Gates (6 April 1788 – 7 October 1868) was a long serving career United States Army officer who served on active duty from when he entered West Point as a cadet in 1801 until his final retirem...
  • Col. R S C Lord (1832 - 1866)
    Bvt. Lt. Col. Richard S. C. Lord by 'The General' Time for another profile of a completely forgotten cavalryman. Richard S. C. Lord was born in 1832 on his father’s farm near Bellefontaine, Ohi...

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: http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/wpclasses.html

West Point and the Civil War: http://clevelandcivilwarroundtable.com/articles/military/west_point.htm