LIST OF CONFEDERATE GENERALS FROM WEST POINT
Confederate Generals from West Point
List of Confederate General Officers who graduated the United States Military Academy (West Point),
with their Class and the order in which they were graduated. There is also a brief list of those Confederate Generals who
attended West Point, but did not graduate.
|ALEXANDER, Edward Porter
|ANDERSON, George Burgwyn
|ANDERSON, Joseph Reid
|ANDERSON, Richard Heron
|ANDERSON, Robert Houstoun
|BAKER, Laurence Simmons
|BARTON, Seth Maxwell
|BEALL, William Nelson Rector
|BEAUREGARD, Pierre Gustave Toutant
|BEE, Barnard Elliott
|BLANCHARD, Albert Gallatin
|BOGGS, William Robertson
|BOWEN, John Stevens
|BUCKNER, Simon Bolivar
|CABELL, William Lewis
|CHAMBLISS, John Randolph Jr.
|CHILTON, Robert Hall
|COCKE, Philip St George
|COSBY, George Blake
|CRITTENDEN, George Bibb
|DAVIDSON, Henry Brevard
|DONELSON, Daniel Smith
|DRAYTON, Thomas Fenwick
|DUNCAN, Johnson Kelly
|EARLY, Jubal Anderson
|ELZEY (JONES), Arnold
|EVANS, Nathan George
|EWELL, Richard Stoddert
|FERGUSON, Samuel Wragg
|FIELD, Charles William
|FORNEY, John Horace
|FRAZER, John Wesley
|FRENCH, Samuel Gibbs
|FROST, Daniel Marsh
|GARDNER, William Montgomery
|GARNETT, Richard Brooke
|GARNETT, Robert Seldon
|GATLIN, Richard Caswell
|GILMER, Jeremy Francis
|GRACIE, Archibald Jr.
|GRAYSON, John Breckinridge
|HARDEE, William Joseph
|HAWES, James Morrison
|HÉBERT, Paul Octave
|HELM, Benjamin Hardin
|HILL, Ambrose Powell
|HILL, Daniel Harvey
|HOLMES, Theophilus Hunter
|HOOD, John Bell
|JACKSON, Thomas Jonathan
|JACKSON, William Hicks
|JOHNSON, Bushrod Rust
|JOHNSTON, Albert Sidney
|JOHNSTON, Joseph Eggleston
|JONES, David Rumph
|JONES, John Marshall
|JONES, William Edmondson
|LAWTON, Alexander Robert
|LEE, George Washington Custis
|LEE, Robert Edward
|LEE, Stephen Dill
|LOMAX, Lunsford Lindsay
|LONG, Armistead Lindsay
|LYON, Hylan Benton
|MACKALL, William Whann
|MAGRUDER, John Bankhead
|MAJOR, James Patrick
|MARMADUKE, John Sappington
|MARTIN, James Green
|MAURY, Dabney Herndon
|MAXEY, Samuel Bell
|MCCOWN, John Porter
|MCINTOSH, James McQueen
|MERCER, Hugh Weedon
|MOORE, John Creed
|MOUTON, Jean Jacques Alfred Alexander
|NICHOLLS, Francis Redding Tillou
|NORTHROP, Lucius Bellinger
|PEMBERTON, John Clifford
|PENDER, William Dorsey
|PENDLETON, William Nelson
|PICKETT, George Edward
|RAINS, Gabriel James
|RAMSEUR, Stephen Dodson
|RANSOM, Robert Jr
|REYNOLDS, Alexander Welch
|RIPLEY, Roswell Sabine
|ROBERTSON, Beverly Holcombe
|SEARS, Claudius Wistar
|SHOUP, Francis Asbury
|SIBLEY, Henry Hopkins
|SMITH, Edmund Kirby
|SMITH, Gustavus Woodson
|SMITH, James Argyle
|SMITH, Martin Luther
|SMITH, William Duncan
|STEUART, George Hume
|STEVENS, Walter Husted
|STEVENSON, Carter Littlepage
|STEWART, Alexander Peter
|STUART, James Ewell Brown
|THOMAS, Bryan Morel
|TRAPIER, James Heyward
|TRIMBLE, Isaac Ridgeway
|VAN DORN, Earl
|VILLEPIGUE, John Bordenave
|WALKER, Henry Harrison
|WALKER, Lucius Marshall
|WALKER, William Henry Talbot
|WAYNE, Henry Constantine
|WHITING, William Henry Chase
|WILCOX, Cadmus Marcellus
|WINDER, Charles Sidney
|WINDER, John Henry
|WITHERS, Jones Mitchell
||1835 (44) |
Those who departed before graduation
|ARMISTEAD, Lewis Addison
||Entered West Point 1834; resigned 1836.
||Entered West Point 1858; resigned April 1861.
|FRY, Birkett Davenport
||Entered West Point 1842; resigned 1843.
|GOGGIN, James Monroe
||Entered West Point 1838; did not graduate.
|HUMPHREYS, Benjamin Grubb
||Entered West Point 1825; dismissed 1826.
|KELLY, John Herbert
||Entered West Point 1857; resigned 1860.
|KIRKLAND, William Whedbee
||Entered West Point 1852; resigned 1855.
|LIDDELL, St John Richardson
||Entered West Point 1833; dismissed 1835.
|ROBERTSON, Felix Huston
||Entered West Point 1857; resigned January 1861.
|ROSSER, Thomas Lafayette
||Entered West Point 1856; resigned April 1861.
|STOVALL, Marcellus Augustus
||Entered West Point 1836; resigned 1837.
|YOUNG, Pierce Manning Butler
||Entered West Point; resigned May 1861. |
These lists have been based on several works: Ezra Warner's Generals in Gray, Francis Heitman's Historical
Register and Dictionary of the U.S. Army and John and David Eicher's Civil War High Commands.
Rebels from West Point: The 306 U.S. Military Academy Graduates Who Fought for the
Confederacy. Description: Rebels from West Point tells the story of the 306
Confederate Officers from the Academy who served the Confederacy. The author examines this fascinating group of officers,
describing the heart-wrenching choice they made and how, even after they supported the South, they remained connected to the
brotherhood of their former West Point cadets. Continued below...
Among the more famous personalities included in this band-of-brothers are Gen. Robert E. Lee, Gen. Thomas
J. "Stonewall" Jackson, Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, Gen. A. P. Hill, Gen. James Longstreet, and Gen. John B. Hood.
Recommended Reading: Generals in
Gray: Lives of the Confederate Commanders. Description: When Generals in Gray was published in 1959, scholars and critics immediately hailed it as one of the few indispensable
books on the American Civil War. Historian Stanley Horn, for example, wrote, "It is difficult for a reviewer to restrain his
enthusiasm in recommending a monumental book of this high quality and value." Here at last is the paperback edition of Ezra
J. Warner’s magnum opus with its concise, detailed biographical sketches and—in
an amazing feat of research—photographs of all 425 Confederate
generals. Continued below...
The only exhaustive
guide to the South’s command, Generals in Gray belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in the Civil War. 5 STARS!
Recommended Reading: Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command (912 pages). Description: Hailed as one of the greatest Civil War books, this exhaustive study is an abridgement
of the original three-volume version. It is a history of the Army of Northern Virginia from the first shot fired to the
surrender at Appomattox - but what makes this book unique
is that it incorporates a series of biographies of more than 150 Confederate officers. The book discusses in depth all the
tradeoffs that were being made politically and militarily by the South. Continued below...
The book does an excellent
job describing the battles, then at a critical decision point in the battle, the book focuses on an officer - the book stops
and tells the biography of that person, and then goes back to the battle and tells what information the officer had at that
point and the decision he made. At the end of the battle, the officers decisions are critiqued based on what he "could have
known and what he should have known" given his experience, and that is compared with 20/20 hindsight. "It is an incredibly
well written book!"
Young Lions: Confederate Cadets at War. Description: "In making soldiers of them," said Confederate
president Jefferson Davis regarding the mobilization of his nation’s youths, "we are
grinding the seed corn." Yet, the bloody millstones of war ground them--and nowhere more noticeably than at the Confederacy’s
de facto "West Points." The legend of the Southern cadets is one of "untrained
boys wastefully flung in the path of Yankee armies as the Confederacy came to a turbulent end." The reality, however, is
one of highly trained young men who rendered valuable service from the earliest days of the war and, when confronting the
enemy on the battlefield, acquitted themselves as well as veteran troops did. Continued below...
The Young Lions: Confederate Cadets at War is the story of the Southern cadets at four major military colleges
during the Civil War—the Georgia Military Institute, the South Carolina Military Academy (Columbia’s
Arsenal campus and the Citadel in Charleston), the University
of Alabama, and the Virginia Military Institute. It is also the story
of the Confederate government’s lack of a cohesive policy toward military colleges and its failure to adequately support
the institutions that fostered its officer corps. This study is the first thorough examination of the interrelationships and
common challenges of the South’s major military colleges, giving a detailed history of these Southern institutions.
James Lee Conrad discusses the cadets’ day-to-day lives as well as the academic and military systems of the schools.
From the opening of the Virginia Military Institute in 1839, through the struggles of all the schools to remain open during
the war, the death of Stonewall Jackson, and the Pyrrhic victory of the Battle of New Market to the burning of the University of Alabama,
Conrad reveals the everyday heroism of cadets both on and off the battlefield.
Reading: Staff Officers in Gray: A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern
Virginia (Hardcover) (360
pages) (The University of North Carolina Press) (September 3, 2008). Description: This indispensable Civil War reference profiles 2,300 staff officers in Robert
E. Lee's famous Army of Northern Virginia. A typical entry includes the officer's
full name, the date and place of his birth and death, details of his education and occupation, and a synopsis of his military
record. Continued below...
provide a list of more than 3,000 staff officers who served in other armies of the Confederacy and complete rosters of known
staff officers of each general in the Army of Northern Virginia.