Category Archives: General Officers

Articles on General officers in the Civil War.

Ulysses S. Grant dies

Today is the 126th anniversary of the death of US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. When most people think of the most popular, well known people of 19th Century United States they immediately think of Abraham Lincoln. While Lincoln was … Continue reading

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U.S. Brigadier General James Shields (Soldier Profile series)

James Shields, Brigadier General U.S. Volunteers Birth Date: May 6, 1806 Birth Place: County of Tyrone, Ireland Date of Death: June 1, 1879 Location of Death: Ottumwa, Iowa Education: Studied Law in Illinois Military Experience: Mexican War, Civil War Major … Continue reading

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Ulysses S. Grant turns 189

Today is the birthday of U.S. Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. He was born on April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio. Grant’s career is an American success story. Entering the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1839, … Continue reading

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Washington DC – A city of monuments

This past week I had the opportunity to spend a couple of hours in Washington, D.C. While my favorite place in the area is Arlington National Cemetery, the city proper has plenty to offer. With the limited amount of time … Continue reading

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US Brigadier General Alexander S. Webb (Soldier Profile series)

Alexander S. Webb, U.S. Brigadier General Birth Date: February 15, 1835 Birth Place: New York City, New York Date of Death: February 12, 1911 Location of Death: Bronx, New York Education: U.S. Military Academy at West Point – Class of … Continue reading

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George E. Pickett, CSA Major General (Soldier Profile Series)

George E. Pickett, CSA Major General Birth Date: January 16, 1825(i) Birth Place: Richmond, Virginia Date of Death: July 30, 1875 Location of Death: Norfolk, Virginia Education: U.S. Military Academy at West Point – Class of 1846 Military Experience: Mexican … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Civil War Trip – photo essay

This past August, I was in Massachusetts for a business trip. I started in Boston and ended up in the Springfield area. This gave me the opportunity to visit some historic cemeteries and G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) monuments. … Continue reading

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Ulysses S. Grant – Dead at 63

Today marks the 125th anniversary of the death of US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant.  Grant led the United States to victory in the Civil War and would serve two terms as President of the United States (March 4, 1869 … Continue reading

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A Visit to Laurel Hill Cemetery

On a recent trip to the Philadelphia area I had an opportunity to visit Laurel Hill Cemetery.  Established in 1836 by John Jay Smith, it sits on 78 acres of rolling hills overlooking the Schuylkill River.  Having missed many opportunities … Continue reading

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The Battle of Yellow Tavern and Death of J.E.B. Stuart

Today is the 146th anniversary of the Battle of Yellow Tavern – and the mortal wounding of Confederate Major General James Ewell Brown “J.E.B.” Stuart.  Stuart, whom historian Eric J. Wittenberg considers the “best cavalry commander ever sired in the … Continue reading

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