Lewis, colonel Brigadier-General W. R. Scurry – Killed at Jenkins Ferry Brevet Brig.-General Henry H. Giesy, Major 46th Ohio Volunteers, killed May 28, John T. Morgan, brigadier general Brig.-General Henry Bohlen, killed Aug. 22, 1862, at Freeman's Ford, Rappahannock Brigadier-General Felix K. Zollicoffer – Killed at First Bull Run Brig.-General James S. Jackson, killed Oct. 8, 1862, at Perryville, Ky. Confederate Civil War Casualties. On December 8, 1863, President Lincoln issued Proclamation 108 which was a Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction that granted a full pardon and restoration of property to all “persons who have, directly or by implication, participated in the existing rebellion” except for the highest Confederate officials and military leaders: “The persons excepted from the benefits of the foregoing provisions are all who are, or shall have been, civil or diplomatic officers or agents of the so-called Confederate government; all who have left judicial stations under the United States to aid the rebellion; all who are, or shall have been, military or naval officers of said so-called Confederate government above the rank of colonel in the army or of lieutenant in the navy; all who left seats in the United States congress to aid the rebellion; all who resigned commissions in the army or navy of the United States and afterwards aided the rebellion; and all who have engaged in any way in treating colored persons, or white persons in charge of such, otherwise than lawfully as prisoners of war, and which persons may have been found in the United States service as soldiers, seamen, or in any other capacity.”. Richard B. Lee, lieutenant colonel, On December 25, 1868, President Andrew Johnson issued Proclamation 179 which was a final proclamation granting full pardon and amnesty for the offense of treason “to every person who, directly or indirectly, participated in the late insurrection or rebellion.”. Brevet Brig.-General J. Howard Kitching, Colonel 6th New York Volunteer Brigadier-General James E. Rains – Killed at Stone’s River Brevet Major-General James S. Wadsworth, U. S. Volunteers, killed May 6, 1864, Va. John will be dead from illness (typhoid) 5 months later. Brevet Brig.-General Louis R. Francine, Colonel 7th New Jersey Volunteers, died Brigadier-General Adley H. Gladden – Mortally Wounded at Shiloh St. John, brigadier general received before Marietta, Ga. At any rate, these casualties exceed the nation's loss in all its other wars, from the Revolution through Vietnam. A total of 124 generals died--78 for the South and 46 for the North. Brigadier-General Robert Hatton – Killed at Fair Oaks John Bratton, brigadier general Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2005. Brevet Brig.-General Willoughby Babcock, Lieut.-Colonel 75th New York The three grades were distinguished by their insignia: one star for brigadier general, two for major general, and three for lieutenant general. Farm, Va. Z.C. Brigadier-General James B Gordon – Killed at Yellow Tavern The Nashville Telegraph and Union published a partial list of these names on January 13, 1867. Brigadier-General Carnot Posey – Mortally Wounded at Bristoe Station May 14, 1864, of wounds received in action. Although the majority of these generals were from the south, a handful of them were also from the north. M.W. 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa. Yet, Ezra J. Warner states in his book, Generals in Gray, that 77 generals were killed in battle (Warner xix). Brevet Brig.-General George L. Presscott, Colonel 32d Massachusetts Volunteers, Brig.-General George W. Taylor, U. S. Volunteers, died Aug. 31, 1862, at M. Butler, brigadier general iron brigade. General Albert Sydney Johnston Killed at Shiloh. Brigadier-General Ben McCulloch – Killed at Pea Ridge died September 10, 1864, of wounds received in action. Atlanta, Ga. Sept. 2, 1862, of wounds received at Bull Run, Va. Bad generals are dangerous. at the Wilderness, Va. Brevet Brig.-General Alexander Gardiner, Colonel 14th New Hampshire Volunteers, Recent Changes; Random page; Community; Videos; Images; in: American Civil War officers, Union Army, United States Army officers. G.S. 9 people found this helpful. Jackson, brigadier general H. Lytle, U. S. Volunteers, died Sept. 20, 1863, of wounds Confederate generals served in the Confederate States Army on behalf of the Confederate States of America. Brigadier-General E.D. Major-General George C. Strong, U. S. Volunteers, died July 30, 1863, of wounds Brigadier-General H.B. J.T. Southern Historical Society Papers. John Hagood, brigadier general Statistical Record Of The Armies Of The United States. Casualties in the Civil War. June 10, 1864, at Grentown, Mo. Major-General Stephen D. Ramseur – Mortally Wounded at Cedar Creek Battle, brigadier general Brevet Major-General David A. Russell, U. S. Volunteers, killed Sept. 19, 1864, at killed April 2, 1865, near Petersburg, Va. My interest in military history has now moved to the Civil War. When they make poor decisions, people get killed. Brigadier-General Turner Ashby – Killed at Harrisonburg Branch – Killed at Antietam 2, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa. Preston, brigadier general Brigadier-General John Adams – Killed at Franklin received in battle of South Mountain, Md. Recent blog posts Help Explore. Major-General James B. McPherson, U. S. Volunteers, killed July 22, 1864, before Brigadier-General S.R. The number that is most often quoted is 620,000. Major-General Isaac I. Stevens, killed Sept. 1, 1862, at Chantilly, Va. Wilderness, Va. Walter Gwynn, brigadier general wounds received near Farmville, Va. As result, if you want to learn more about the Civil War, it may be hard to know where to start. Brig.-General James C. Rice, U. S. Volunteers, killed May 10, 1864, at Laurel Hill, died October 7, 1864, of wounds received at Opequan, Va. Volunteers, killed July 20, 1864, at Peach-tree Creek, Ga. Brevet Major-General Alex. received at Chickamauga, Ga. Sedgwick was killed by a sharpshooter at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House on May 9, 1864, making him and Major Generals James B. McPherson, Joseph K. Mansfield, and John F. Reynolds the highest-ranking Union soldiers to be killed in the war. July 16, 1863, of wounds received at Gettysburg, Pa. Brig.-General William P. Sanders, U. S. Volunteers, died Nov. 19, 1863, of wounds Brigadier-General L. O’B. W.L. Wood, brigadier general Confederate Generals Killed In The Civil War. He became a commissioner of Fairmont Park in Philadelphia until his death. He was a competent enough professional soldier, but his […] Major-General Jesse L. Reno, U. S. Volunteers, died Sept. 14, 1862, of wounds A total of 73 Confederate generals were killed or mortally wounded in battle during the Civil War, according to William F. Fox in his book Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865 (571-572). In 1864 the rank of lieutenant general was reactivated and assigned to Ulysses Simpson Grant. P.T. Brigadier-General Paul J. Semmes – Mortally Wounded at Gettysburg Both President Abraham Lincoln and President Andrew Johnson issued a series of proclamations that pardoned the confederates but Confederate military leaders, government officials and many others were excluded from the earlier proclamations and weren’t pardoned until 1867. J.M. Garfield only served six months as President of the United States before he was assassinated in September of 1881. Brig.-General Joshua W. Sill, killed Dec. 31, 1862, at Stone River, Tenn. General Joseph E. Johnston Retreated all the way to glory Johnston appeals to those who believe Robert E. Lee too often pursued bloody offensives. George H. Steuart, major general General Ulysses S. Grant later remarked that Sedgwick’s death was “greater than the loss of a whole division of troops.” New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1883. In fact, according to the  Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference, over 70,000 books have been published on various aspects of the Civil War and more are being published every day. John Echols, brigadier general Brigadier-General George Doles – Killed at Bethesda Church Alpheus Baker, brigadier general He was successful in defeating General Lee but was criticized for not pursuing the Confederate Army when in his grasp. Brigadier-General John Gregg – Killed at Darbytown Road Lieutenant-General Thomas A. Jackson – Mortally Wounded at Chancellorsville by friendly fire Brevet Brig.-General A. Garfield was a Union general in the Civil War. Holds the rebel advance with only 2,400 troopers until reinforced by Reynolds 1st Corp 3 hours later. Hays, U. S. Volunteers, killed May 5, 1864, at the L.G. During the American Civil War, there were nearly 900 officers in non-militia service who were appointed to become generals. Brevet Brig.-General James A. Mulligan, Colonel 23d Illinois Volunteers, died July Brigadier-General Lewis Armistead – Killed at Gettysburg Hays, U. S. Volunteers, killed May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va. Should be an essential reference work alongside of Welsh- Medical Histories of union/confederate generals and Warners Generals In Blue/Gray. Great info. Brigadier-General Thomas Green – Killed at Pleasant Hill Brigadier-General J.J. Pettigrew – Mortally Wounded at Falling Waters Deas, brigadier general Louisiana State University Press, 2006. He died from a combination of pneumonia and old wounds and now rests … Major-General J.E.B. The following are some facts about Confederate generals in the Civil War: There were approximately 425 Confederate generals in the Civil War (Warner xix). Add this to your Civil War library. Duff C. Green, brigadier general Cockerill, brigadier general Warner also states that an additional 15 Confederate generals died by accident or from natural causes, two were killed in “personal encounters” (duels), one was assassinated and one committed suicide. Brigadier-General Francis S. Bartow – Killed at First Bull Run Brigadier-General John M. Jones – Killed at Wilderness Irvin McDowell. Recommended Reading: The Gallant Dead: Union and Confederate Generals Killed in the Civil War (Hardcover). H.R. Brigadier-General Benjamin H. Helm – Mortally Wounded at Chickamauga A number of them were also generals in the United States Army when the Civil War broke out and resigned in order to join the Confederacy. (See article below) Union Civil War Casualties. Granberry – Killed at Franklin Garfield was a member of the Republican party. Brigadier-General Samuel Garland, Jr – Killed at South Mountain By date of rank he was the senior U.S. casualty of the Civil War, although an army commander (Major General James B. McPherson) would die July 22 before Atlanta. William R. Cox, brigadier general 15, 1864, at Nashville, Tenn. H. L. Wallace, U. S. Volunteers, died April 10, 1862, at He was the second of four presidents to be assassinated, with Abraham Lincoln being the first. Was Abraham Lincoln Related to Paul Revere. Bradley T. Johnson, brigadier general 5.0 out of 5 stars the gallant dead. killed Sept. 19, 1864, at Winchester, Va. Brevet Brig.-General Francis Washburn, Colonel 4th Massachusetts Cavalry, died Nathaniel Lyon. Van Horn Ellis, Colonel 124th N. Y. General Albert Sydney Johnson – Killed at Shiloh, Corps Commanders: Major General John Buford (Cavalry) First Federal unit to engage at the Battle of Gettysburg ( July 1,1863 at 6am). Required fields are marked *, There’s definitely no shortage of books about the American Civil War. The Union armies had from 2,500,000 to 2,750,000 men. While astride his horse and chiding his men for flinching at the sounds of Confederate sharpshooters who were some 1,000 yards distance, Sedgwick said that "they couldn't hit an elephant at this distance," only to be struck instantaneously under his left eye causing the commander to fall lifeless to the earth. Anderson, major general Nathaniel Lyon (July 14, 1818 – August 10, 1861) was the first Union general to be killed in the American Civil War. Brigadier-General C.H. l, 1864, at Cold Harbor, Va. Lieutenant-General Ambrose P. Hill – Killed during the Fall of Petersburg, Division Commanders: Major-General W.H. He is known for having been given the command of Union troops for the surrender ceremony with Robert E. Lee. Braxton Bragg (1817–1876) Bragg just could not play well with others. General Joshua Chamberlain was a college professor and eventually a brigadier general and brevet major general for the Union army during the Civil War. Artillery, died Jan. 10, 1865, of wounds received in action. Here, William Welsh shares his list of the worst Civil War generals … 26, 1864, of wounds received at Winchester, Va. Brigadier-General L.A. Stafford – Killed at Wilderness Resigned. Brevet Brig.-General Theodore Read, Major and Asst. Volunteers, died October 6, 1864, of wounds received in action. Brig -General Robert L. McCook, killed Aug. 6, 1862, near Dechard, Tenn., by Of the six fallen men, three were from the Union army and three were Confederates. Brigadier-General Richard Griffith – Mortally Wounded at Savage Station Brigadier-General E.F. Paxton – Killed at Chancellorsville killed April 6, 1865, at High Bridge, Va. Brig.-General Wm. Six Brigadier and Major Generals were killed or mortally wounded during the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862. E.W. 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