List of American Civil War generals (Union)

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For an introduction and further information, see List of American Civil War generals. For general officers of the Confederate States Army, see List of American Civil War generals (Confederate). For prominent acting Confederate generals, see List of American Civil War generals (Acting Confederate). For Union officers who were made generals by brevet only, see List of American Civil War brevet generals (Union).

Union generals[edit]

Union generals: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

The following lists show the names, substantive ranks, and brevet ranks (if applicable) of all general officers who served in the United States Army during the Civil War, in addition to a small selection of lower-ranked officers who received brevets as general officers; while some 1,600 officers received or were nominated for brevets as general officers in the course of the war (or immediately following it for service during the war),[1] only a small selection is listed here; for the sake of brevity, only those who held governorships or national offices, served as presidential cabinet secretaries, received the Medal of Honor, were killed in action, were department heads within the army, or had notable relations are listed here.

In addition to their names and ranks, there is a small set of notes after every entry listing Medal of Honor or Thanks of Congress citations, West Point graduation dates, important political or Army offices held, retirements or deaths during the war (whether in action or other means), notable relations, rejections or expiration of appointments, or unique facts pertaining to this article (i.e. youngest general, last surviving general, etc.); for all other information on their lives and accomplishments, please refer to their individual entries.

If available, ranks are followed by the "to rank from" dates (i.e. the date on which the commission is effective) rather than the date of appointment or confirmation, which were generally months if not years later; this is particularly true in the case of brevets, most of which were granted after the war between 1866 and 1869.

Note on abbreviations:

A [edit]

Image Name Substantive
Rank
Brevet
Rank
Notes
Henry Livermore Abbott in uniform.jpg Abbott, Henry Livermore Major, USV
(October 10, 1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
KIA, Battle of the Wilderness (May 6, 1864)
Joseph Carter Abbott - Brady-Handy.jpg Abbott, Joseph Carter Colonel, USV
(November 17, 1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(January 15, 1865)
U.S. Senator from New Hampshire (1868–1871)
John Joseph Abercrombie - Brady-Handy.jpg Abercrombie, John Joseph Colonel, USA
(February 25, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(August 31, 1861)
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1822
Resigned June 24, 1865
Charles Francis Adams, Jr..jpg Adams, Charles Francis Jr. Colonel, USV
(March 14, 1865)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Son of Charles Francis Adams, Sr., U.S. Minister to the Court of St. James

Grandson of President John Quincy Adams
Great-grandson of President John Adams

Charles Albright congressman - Brady-Handy.jpg Albright, Charles Colonel, USV
(January 24, 1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 7, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania (1873–1875)
Russell Alexander Alger2.jpg Alger, Russell Alexander Colonel, USV
(June 11, 1863)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Resigned September 20, 1864
Governor of Michigan (1885–1887)
Commander-in-chief, GAR (1889–1890)
Secretary of War (1897–1899)
Senator from Michigan (1902–1907)
RAllen.jpg Allen, Robert Colonel, USA
(February 19, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(May 23, 1863)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1836
Benjamin Alvord mathematician - Brady-Handy.jpg Alvord, Benjamin Major, USA
(June 22, 1854)
Brigadier General, USV
(April 15, 1862)
Brigadier General, USA
(April 9, 1865)
USMA, 1833
Adelbert Ames.jpg Ames, Adelbert Captain, USA
(June 11, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(May 20, 1863)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(January 15, 1865)
USMA, 1861
MOH, First Battle of Bull Run (July 21, 1861)
Provisional Governor Mississippi (1868–1869)
U.S. Senator from Mississippi (1870–1874)
Governor of Mississippi (1875)
Last surviving Union General, d. April 13, 1933
Son-in-law of Benjamin Franklin Butler
JAmmen.jpg Ammen, Jacob Brigadier General, USV
(July 16, 1862)
USMA, 1831
Resigned January 14, 1865
Major Robert Anderson.jpg Anderson, Robert Brigadier General, USA
(May 15, 1861)
Major General, USA
(February 3, 1865)
USMA, 1825
Retired October 27, 1863
William Black Anderson.jpg Anderson, William Black Colonel, USV
(April 4, 1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Illinois (1875–1877)
Christopher Columbus Andrews - Brady-Handy.jpg Andrews, Christopher Columbus Brigadier General, USV
(January 5, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 9, 1865)
GLAndrews.jpg Andrews, George Leonard Brigadier General, USV
(November 10, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 26, 1865)
USMA, 1851
Resigned, 1855
Timothy Patrick Andrews.jpg Andrews, Timothy Patrick Colonel, USA
(September 6, 1862)
Brigadier General, USA
(September 13, 1847)
Paymaster General (1862–1864)
Retired November 29, 1862
rejected a commission as brevet Brigadier General, USA (March 13, 1865) on the basis that he already possessed such an appointment
Gen. Lewis G. Arnold (1864 engraving).jpg Arnold, Lewis Golding Lieutenant Colonel, USA
(August 1, 1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(January 24, 1862)
USMA, 1837
Retired February 8, 1864
Gen-RArnold.jpg Arnold, Richard Captain, USA
(May 14, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(August 22, 1865)
USMA, 1850
ASAsboth.jpg Asboth, Alexander Sandor Brigadier General, USV
(March 21, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Appointed Brigadier General, USV (September 3, 1861) by John Charles Frémont who lacked the authority to make such an appointment
United States Minister to Argentina and Uruguay (1866-1868)
John Jacob Astor III.jpg Astor, John Jacob III Colonel, USV
(November 30, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Mustered out July 11, 1862
Christopher C. Augur - Brady-Handy.jpg Augur, Christopher Columbus Lieutenant Colonel, USA
(July 1, 1863)
Major General, USV
(August 9, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1843
William W Averell.png Averell, William Woods Captain, USA
(July 17, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(September 26, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(August 7, 1864)
USMA, 1855
John Thomas Averill.jpg Averill, John Thomas Colonel, USV
(November 22, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(October 18, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Minnesota (1871–1875)
Romeyn B. Ayres - Brady-Handy.jpg Ayres, Romeyn Beck Captain, USA
(May 14, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(August 1, 1864)
USMA, 1847

B [edit]

Image Name Substantive
Rank
Brevet
Rank
Notes
Orville E. Babcock - Brady-Handy.jpg Babcock, Orville Elias Lieutenant Colonel, USA
(January 1, 1863)
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Private secretary to President Ulysses Simpson Grant
Josephbailey.jpg Bailey, Joseph Brigadier General, USV
(November 10, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Received the Thanks of Congress (June 4, 1864)
Absalom Baird.jpg Baird, Absalom Major, USA
(November 12, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(April 28, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(September 1, 1864)
USMA, 1849
MOH, Battle of Jonesborough (September 1, 1864)
Edward Dickinson Baker.jpg Baker, Edward Dickinson Major General, USV
(September 21, 1861)
KIA, Battle of Ball's Bluff (October 21, 1861)
Rejected appointment as Brigadier General, USV (May 17, 1861)
Promoted to Major General, USV posthumously
U.S. Congressman from Illinois (1845–1846, 1849–1851)
U.S. Senator from Oregon (1860–1861)
Lafayette Curry Baker.jpg Baker, Lafayette Curry Brigadier General, USV
(April 26, 1865)
GenNPBanks.jpg Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss Major General, USV
(May 16, 1861)
Received the Thanks of Congress (January 28, 1864)
U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts (1853–1857, 1865–1873, 1875–1879, 1889–1891)
Speaker of the House (1856–1857)
Governor of Massachusetts (1858–1861)
Colonel Henry B. Banning.jpg Banning, Henry Blackstone Colonel, USV
(November 10, 1863)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Resigned January 21, 1865
U.S. Congressman from Ohio (1873–1879)
Francis C. Barlow.jpg Barlow, Francis Channing Major General, USV
(May 25, 1865)
John G Barnard.jpg Barnard, John Gross Colonel, USA
(December 28, 1865)
Brigadier General, USV
(September 23, 1861)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(July 4, 1864)
USMA, 1833
Superintendent, USMA (1855–1856)
James Barnes.JPG Barnes, James Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
General Joseph K. Barnes.jpg Barnes, Joseph K., M.D. Brigadier General, USA
(August 22, 1864)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Surgeon General (1864–1882)
Surgeon at the deathbeds of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and James Abram Garfield
Lewis Tappan Barney.jpg Barney, Lewis Tappan Captain, USV
(February 29, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Resigned June 21, 1864
Declined appointment as Colonel, USV (1864)
Youngest brevet brigadier general
Henry Alanson Barnum.jpg Barnum, Henry Alanson Brigadier General, USV
(May 31, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Lookout Mountain (November 24, 1863)
Henry W Barry.jpg Barry, Henry W. Colonel, USV
(April 28, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S Congressman from Mississippi (1870–1875)
Brevet obtained by alleged fraud
William Farquhar Barry - LoC Civil War.jpg Barry, William Farquhar Colonel, USA
(December 11, 1865)
Brigadier General, USV
(August 20, 1861)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(September 1, 1864)
USMA, 1838
Brig Gen Joseph Jackson Bartlett.jpg Bartlett, Joseph Jackson Brigadier General, USV
(March 30, 1863)
Major General, USV
(August 1, 1864)
Original appointment as Brigadier General, USV (October 4, 1862) expired March 4, 1863

U.S. minister to Sweden and Norway (1867-1869)

William Francis Bartlett.png Bartlett, William Francis Brigadier General, USV
(June 20, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Richard Napoleon Batchelder.jpg Batchelder, Richard Napoleon Captain, USA
(February 16, 1865)
Colonel, USV
(August 2, 1864)
Brigadier General, USA
(April 9, 1865)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, between Catlett and Fairfax Station, Virginia (October 13–15, 1863)
Delevan Bates.jpg Bates, Delevan Colonel, USV
(March 23, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, Battle of the Crater (July 30, 1864)
Gen-Hbaxter.jpg Baxter, Henry Brigadier General, USV
(March 12, 1863)
Major General, USV
(April 1, 1865)
U.S. minister to Honduras (1869–1873)
GDBayard.jpg Bayard, George Dashiell Captain, USA
(August 20, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(April 28, 1862)
USMA, 1856
DOW, Battle of Fredericksburg (w. December 13, 1862, d. December 14, 1862)
Gen-GLBeal.jpg Beal, George Lafayette Brigadier General, USV
(November 30, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
John Beatty.jpg Beatty, John Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
U.S. Congressman from Ohio (1868–1873)
SamuelBeatty.jpg Beatty, Samuel Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1863)
James A. Beaver.jpg Beaver, James Addams Colonel, USV
(September 8, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(August 1, 1864)
Mustered out December 27, 1864
Governor of Pennsylvania (1887–1891)
William Belknap, Brady-Handy bw photo portrait, ca1855-1865.jpg Belknap, William Worth Brigadier General, USV
(July 30, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Secretary of War (1869–1876)
Lewis Benedict Col 162d NYVI.JPG Benedict, Lewis Colonel, USV
(September 12, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
KIA, Battle of Pleasant Hill (April 9, 1864)
Henry W Benham.jpg Benham, Henry Washington Major
(August 6, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(August 13, 1861)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1837
Thomas W. Bennett territorial governor - Brady-Handy.jpg Bennett, Thomas Warren Colonel, USV
(November 1, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 5, 1865)
Territorial Governor of Idaho (1871–1875)
Congressional Delegate for the Idaho Territory (1875–1876)
Gen-WPBenton.jpg Benton, William Plummer Brigadier General, USV
(April 28, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 26, 1865)
HGBerry.jpg Berry, Hiram Gregory Major General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
KIA, Battle of Chancellorsville (May 3, 1863)
John.L.Beveridge.1.jpg Beveridge, John Lourie Colonel, USV
(June 28, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 7, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Illinois (1871–1873)
Governor of Illinois (1873–1877)
Daniel Davidson Bidwell.jpg Bidwell, Daniel Davidson Brigadier General, USV
(August 11, 1864)
KIA, Battle of Cedar Creek (October 19, 1864)
Henry Harrison Bingham.png Bingham, Henry Harrison Major, USV
(August 1, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(April 9, 1865)
MOH, Battle of the Wilderness (May 6, 1864)
U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania (1879–1912)
Henry Warner Birge.jpg Birge, Henry Warner Brigadier General, USV
(September 19, 1863)
Major General, USV
(February 25, 1865)
David B. Birney - Brady-Handy.jpg Birney, David Bell Major General, USV
(May 20, 1863)
Died of illness, October 18, 1864
Brother of William Birney
WBirney.jpg Birney, William Brigadier General, USV
(May 22, 1863)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Brother of David Bell Birney
John c black-illinois-1902.png Black, John Charles Colonel, USV
(December 31, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(April 9, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Prairie Grove (December 7, 1862)
U.S. Congressman from Illinois (1893–1895)
Commander-in-chief, GAR (1903)
FrancisPBlair-small.png Blair, Francis Preston Jr. Major General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Declined appointment as Brigadier General, USV (August 7, 1861)
U.S. Congressman from Missouri (1857–1859, 1861–1862, 1863–1864)
U.S. Senator from Missouri (1871–1873)
Brother of Postmaster General Montgomery Blair
Brig Gen William Blaisdell.png Blaisdell, William E. Colonel, USV
(October 11, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(June 23, 1864)
KIA, Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road (June 23, 1864)
General Blenker.jpg Blenker, Louis
(b. Blenker, Ludwig)
Brigadier General, USV
(August 9, 1861)
Mustered out March 31, 1863
General James G. Blunt USA.jpg Blunt, James Gillpatrick Major General, USV
(March 16, 1863)
American Civil War Union Brigadier General - Henry Bohlen.jpg Bohlen, Henry Brigadier General, USV
(April 28, 1862)
KIA in reconnaissance over the Rappahannock River, Virginia (August 22. 1862)
James Bowen.jpg Bowen, James Brigadier General, USV
(October 11, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Resigned July 27, 1864
ThomasMBowen.jpg Bowen, Thomas Meade Colonel, USV
(September 20, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(February 13, 1865)
Territorial Governor of Idaho (1871)
U.S. Senator from Colorado (1883–1889)
Gen-jboyle.jpg Boyle, Jeremiah Tilford Brigadier General, USV
(November 9, 1861)
Resigned January 26, 1864
Henry V Boynton arms crossed.jpg Boynton, Henry Van Ness Lieutenant Colonel, USV
(July 13, 1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Missionary Ridge (November 25, 1863)
L P Bradley ACW colonel.JPG Bradley, Luther Prentice Brigadier General, USV
(June 30, 1864)
GenESBragg.jpg Bragg, Edward Stuyvesant Brigadier General, USV
(June 25, 1864)
U.S. Congressman from Wisconsin (1877–1883, 1885–1887)
U.S. minister to Mexico
John M Brannan.jpg Brannan, John Milton Major, USA
(August 1, 1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(September 28, 1861)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(January 23, 1865)
USMA, 1841
Masonbrayman.jpg Brayman, Mason Brigadier General, USV
(September 24, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Territorial Governor of Idaho (1876–1880)
Henry Brewerton.jpg Brewerton, Henry Colonel, USA
(April 22, 1864)
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1819
Superintendent, USMA (1845–1852)
Gen-BWBrice.jpg Brice, Benjamin William Colonel, USA
(November 29, 1864)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Paymaster General (1864–1872)
Henry Shaw Briggs.jpg Briggs, Henry Shaw Brigadier General, USV
(July 17, 1862)
J S Brisbin ACW.JPG Brisbin, James Sanks Captain, USA
(August 5, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(May 1, 1865)
Colonel, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Thornton Fleming Brodhead.jpg Brodhead, Thornton Fleming Colonel, USV
(August 26, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(August 30, 1862)
DOW, Second Battle of Bull Run (w. August 30, 1862 d. September 2, 1862)
John R. Brooke.jpg Brooke, John Rutter Brigadier General, USV
(May 12, 1864)
Major General, USV
(August 1, 1864)
Military Governor of Puerto Rico (1898)
Military Governor of Cuba (1899)
Commander-in-chief, MOLLUS (1905–1907)
WTHBrooks.jpg Brooks, William Thomas Harbaugh Major, USA
(March 12, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(September 28, 1861)
USMA, 1841
Appointment as Major General, USV (June 10, 1863) revoked April 6, 1864
Resigned June 14, 1864
Charles Elwood Brown.jpg Brown, Charles Elwood Colonel, USV
(June 6, 1865)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Ohio (1885–1889)
Egbertbrown.jpg Brown, Egbert Benson Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Thomas McLellan Browne.jpg Browne, Thomas McLellan Colonel, USV
(October 10, 1865)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Indiana (1877–1891)
RCBuchanan.jpg Buchanan, Robert Christie Colonel, USA
(February 8, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1830
Volunteer appointment expired March 4, 1863
Nephew of First Lady Louisa Adams (Wife of President John Quincy Adams)
C.P. Buckingham.jpg Buckingham, Catharinus Putnam Brigadier General, USV
(July 16, 1862)
USMA, 1829
Resigned February 11, 1863
Ralph Pomeroy Buckland.jpg Buckland, Ralph Pomeroy Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Resigned January 6, 1865
U.S. Congressman from Ohio (1865–1869)
Don Carlos Buell.jpg Buell, Don Carlos Colonel, USA
(July 17, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 21, 1862)
USMA, 1841
Mustered out of volunteer service May 28, 1864
Resigned June 1, 1864
John Buford.jpg Buford, John Captain, USA
(November 12, 1861)
Major General, USV
(July 1, 1863)
USMA, 1848
Died of illness December 16, 1863
Half-brother of Napoleon Bonaparte Buford
NBBuford.jpg Buford, Napoleon Bonaparte Brigadier General, USV
(April 15, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1827
Appointment as Major General, USV (November 29, 1862) expired March 4, 1863
Half-brother of John Buford
StephenBurbridge.jpg Burbridge, Stephen Gano Brigadier General, USV
(June 9, 1862)
Major General, USV
(July 4, 1864)
HenrLawrBurn-1.jpg Burnett, Henry Lawrence Major, USV
(August 10, 1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Assistant prosecutor, Lincoln assassination trial
Hiram Burnham.png Burnham, Hiram Brigadier General, USV
(April 26, 1864)
KIA, Battle of Chaffin's Farm (September 29, 1864)
W W Burns UA ACW.jpg Burns, William Wallace Major, USA
(August 3, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(September 28, 1861)
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1847
Resigned volunteer commission March 20, 1863
Ambrose Burnside2.jpg Burnside, Ambrose Everett Major General, USV
(March 18, 1862)
USMA, 1847
Received the Thanks of Congress (January 28, 1864)
Resigned April 15, 1865
Governor of Rhode Island (1866–1869)
Commander-in-chief, GAR (1871–1873)
U.S. Senator from Rhode Island (1875–1881)
Samuel Thompson Busey.jpg Busey, Samuel Thompson Colonel, USV
(January 7, 1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(April 9, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Illinois (1891–1893)
General Cyrus Bussey - History of Iowa.jpg Bussey, Cyrus Brigadier General, USV
(January 5, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
General-Richard-Busteed-001.jpg Busteed, Richard Brigadier General, USV
(August 7, 1862)
Appointment expired March 4, 1863
BenFrankButler.jpg Butler, Benjamin Franklin Major General, USV
(May 16, 1863)
U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts (1867–1875, 1877–1879)
Governor of Massachusetts (1883–1884)
Father-in-law of Adelbert Ames
Daniel Butterfield.jpg Butterfield, Daniel Colonel, USA
(July 1, 1863)
Major General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Gaines' Mill (June 27, 1862)

C [edit]

Image Name Substantive
Rank
Brevet
Rank
Notes
GCadwalader.jpg Cadwalader, George Major General, USV
(April 25, 1862)
Resigned July 6, 1865
First commander-in-chief of MOLLUS (1865–1879)
John C. Caldwell.jpg Caldwell, John Curtis Brigadier General, USV
(April 28, 1862)
Major General, USV
(August 19, 1865)
U.S. minister to Uruguay and Paraguay (1874–1882)
JohnBCallis1860.jpg Callis, John Benton Lieutenant Colonel, USV, USN
(February 11, 1865)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Alabama (1878–1869)
R A Cameron ACW.jpg Cameron, Robert Alexander Brigadier General, USV
(August 11, 1863)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
CharlesThomasCampbell.jpg Campbell, Charles Thomas Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1863)
Original appointment as Brigadier General, USV (November 29, 1862) expired March 4, 1863
Jacob Miller Campbell - Brady-Handy.jpg Campbell, Jacob Miller Colonel, USV
(February 27, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania (1877–1879, 1881–1887)
John Allen Campbell.jpg Campbell, John Allen Lieutenant Colonel, USV
(January 31, 1865)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Territorial Governor of Wyoming (1869–1875)
William Bowen Campbell.jpg Campbell, William Bowen Brigadier General, USV
(June 30, 1862)
Resigned January 26, 1863
U.S. Congressman from Tennessee (1847–1853)
Governor of Tennessee (1851–1853)
General Edward Canby 525.jpg Canby, Edward Richard Sprigg Colonel, USA
(May 14, 1861)
Major General, USV
(May 7, 1864)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1839
Brother-in-law of John Parker Hawkins
Henrycapehart.jpg Capehart, Henry Colonel, USV
(February 22, 1864)
Major General, USV
(June 17, 1865)
MOH for saving the life of Private Watson Karr while fording the Greenbrier River (May 22, 1864)
Carleton, James Henry.jpg Carleton, James Henry Major, USA
Brigadier General, USV
(April 28, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
William P Carlin.jpg Carlin, William Passmore Major, USA
(February 8, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 19, 1865)
USMA, 1850
EACarr.jpg Carr, Eugene Asa Major, USA
(July 17, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 7, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 11, 1865)
USMA, 1850
MOH, Battle of Pea Ridge (March 7, 1862)
Joseph Bradford Carr - Brady-Handy.jpg Carr, Joseph Bradford Brigadier General, USV
(March 30, 1863)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Original appointment as Brigadier General, USV (September 7, 1862) expired March 4, 1863; second appointment (March 30, 1863) expired March 30, 1864; finally confirmed June 30, 1864
Hbcarrington-150.jpg Carrington, Henry Beebee Colonel, USA
(May 14, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Samuel S Carroll.jpg Carroll, Samuel Sprigg Captain, USA
(November 1, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(May 12, 1864)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1856
SPCarter.jpg Carter, Samuel Powhatan Commander, USN
(June 25, 1865)
Brigadier General, USV
(May 1, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Naval Academy, 1846
Only officer ever to hold flag rank in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy (appointed Rear Admiral May 16, 1882)
Silas Casey.jpg Casey, Silas Colonel, USA
(October 9, 1861)
Major General, USV
(May 31, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1826
Isaac Catlin portrait.jpg Catlin, Isaac Swartwood Colonel, USV
(July 29, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, Battle of the Crater (July 30, 1864)
Brother-in-law of Benjamin Franklin Tracy
RobertFrancisCatterson.jpg Catterson, Robert Francis, M.D. Brigadier General, USV
(May 31, 1865)
Joshua Chamberlain - Brady-Handy.jpg Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence
(b. Lawrence Joshua Chamberlain)
Brigadier General, USV
(June 19, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 29, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Gettysburg (July 2, 1863)
Detailed to receive surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia (April 12, 1865)
Governor of Maine (1866–1870)
One of only two general officers ever promoted on the field by General Grant
Alexander Chambers.jpg Chambers, Alexander Captain, USA
(May 14, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(August 11, 1863)
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1853
Volunteer appointment cancelled by the Senate April 6, 1864, ostensibly because Chambers was not a legal resident of Iowa
S G Champlin ACW.JPG Champlin, Stephen Gardner Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Resigned November 8, 1863
DOW, Battle of Seven Pines (w. May 31, 1862, d. January 24, 1864)
E P Chapin UA ACW.JPG Chapin, Edward Payson Brigadier General, USV
(May 27, 1863)
KIA, Siege of Port Hudson (May 27, 1863); promoted posthumously
Daniel Chaplin.jpg Chaplin, Daniel Colonel, USV
(August 21, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(August 17, 1864)
DOW, Second Battle of Deep Bottom (w. August 16, 1864, d. August 20, 1864)
G H Chapman UA BGen ACW.jpg Chapman, George Henry Brigadier General, USV
(July 21, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
A L Chetlain UA ACW.JPG Chetlain, Augustus Louis Brigadier General, USV
(December 18, 1863)
Major General, USV
(June 18, 1865)
Norton P. Chipman - Brady-Handy.jpg Chipman, Norton Parker Colonel, USV
(April 17, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Congressional Delegate for the District of Columbia (1871–1875)
Chiving1.jpg Chivington, John Milton Colonel, USV
(April, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Appointment as Brigadier General, USV withdrawn February 12, 1863
Sylvester Churchill.jpg Churchill, Sylvester Colonel, USA
(June 25, 1841)
Brigadier General, USA
(September 23, 1847)
Inspector General, U.S. Army (1841–1861)
Retired September 25, 1861
Morgan H Chrysler.jpg Chrysler, Morgan Henry Brigadier General, USV
(November 11, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
William Thomas Clark.jpg Clark, William Thomas Brigadier General, USV
(May 31, 1865)
Major General, USV
(November 24, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Texas (1869–1872)
Cassius Marcellus Clay abolitionist - Brady-Handy.jpg Clay, Cassius Marcellus Major General, USV
(April 11, 1862)
Rejected appointment and resigned, March 11, 1863
U.S. minister to Russia (1863–1869)
Cecil Clay.jpg Clay, Cecil Lieutenant Colonel, USV
(November 19, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Chaffin's Farm (September 29, 1864)
AR Powell Clayton.jpg Clayton, Powell Brigadier General, USV
(August 1, 1864)
Governor of Arkansas (1868–1871)
U.S. Senator from Arkansas (1871–1877)
U.S. minister to Mexico (1897–1898); U.S. Ambassador to Mexico (1898–1905)
David Ramsey Clendenin.jpg Clendenin, David Ramsay Lieutenant Colonel, USV
(December 5, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(July 11, 1865)
Mustered out July 17, 1865
Commissioner, Lincoln assassination trial
Gustave Paul Cluseret (U.S.).jpg Cluseret, Gustave Paul Brigadier General, USV
(October 14, 1862)
Arrested on unspecified charges, January, 1863
Resigned March 2, 1863
Volunteer appointment never confirmed
Amasa Cobb.jpg Cobb, Amasa Colonel, USV
(September 29, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Wisconsin (1863–1871)
George Ashworth Cobham.jpg Cobham, George Ashworth, Jr. Colonel, USV
(November 7, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(July 19, 1864)
KIA, Battle of Peachtree Creek (July 20, 1864)
John Coburn congressman.jpg Coburn, John Colonel, USV
(September 16, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Indiana (1867–1875)
John Cochrane.jpg Cochrane, John Brigadier General, USV
(July 17, 1862)
Resigned February 25, 1862
U.S. Congressman from New York (1857–1861)
Joseph R. Cockerill.JPG Cockerill, Joseph Randolph Colonel, USV
(December 20, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Ohio (1857–1859)
William Cogswell2.jpg Cogswell, William Colonel, USV
(June 26, 1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(December 15, 1864)
U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts (1887–1895)
Charles HT Collis.jpg Collis, Charles Henry Tucker Colonel, USV
(December 1, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Fredericksburg (December 13, 1862)
Mustered out May 29, 1865
James M. Comly.jpg Comly, James Munroe Stuart Colonel, USV
(January 11, 1865)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. minister to Hawai'i (1877–1882)
GenPEConnor.jpg Connor, Patrick Edward Brigadier General, USV
(March 30, 1863)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Selden Connor.jpg Connor, Selden Brigadier General, USV
(June 11, 1864)
Governor of Maine (1876–1879)
JohnCook.jpg Cook, John Brigadier General, USV
(March 21, 1862)
Major General, USV
(August 24, 1865)
Philip St. George Cooke.jpg Cooke, Philip St. George Brigadier General, USA
(November 12, 1861)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1827
Father of General John Rogers Cooke, CSA
Father-in-law of General James Ewell Brown Stuart, CSA
JamesCooper.jpg Cooper, James Brigadier General, USV
(May 17, 1861)
Died March 28, 1863
U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania (1849–1843)
U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania (1849–1855)
JosephAlexanderCooper.jpg Cooper, Joseph Alexander Brigadier General, USV
(July 30, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Joseph Tarr Copeland.jpg Copeland, Joseph Tarr Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Resigned November 8, 1865
Michael Corcoran - Brady-Handy.jpg Corcoran, Michael Brigadier General, USV
(July 21, 1861)
Died in riding accident December 22, 1863
JMCorse.jpg Corse, John Murray Brigadier General, USV
(August 11, 1863)
Major General, USV
(October 5, 1864)
USMA (class of 1857), withdrew 1855
Darius N. Couch - Brady-Handy.jpg Couch, Darius Nash Major General, USV
(July 4, 1862)
USMA, 1846
Resigned May 26, 1865
Brevet Brigadier General John Coughlin.jpg Coughlin, John Lieutenant Colonel, USV
(September 5, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(April 9, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Swift's Creek (May 9, 1864)
Robert Cowdin.jpg Cowdin, Robert Brigadier General, USV
(September 26, 1862)
Appointment expired March 4, 1863
Relieved and mustered out March 30, 1863
Jacob Dolson Cox.jpg Cox, Jacob Dolson Major General
(December 7, 1864)
Original appointment as Major General, USV (October 6, 1862) expired March 4, 1863
Resigned June 27, 1864
Governor of Ohio (1866–1867)
United States Secretary of the Interior (1869–1870)
U.S. Congressman from Ohio (1877–1879)
James Craig (Missouri).jpg Craig, James Brigadier General, USV
(March 21, 1862)
Resigned May 5, 1863
U.S. Congressman from Missouri (1857–1861)
SamuelCrawford.jpg Crawford, Samuel Johnson Colonel, USV
(November 1, 1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Resigned November 7, 1864
Governor of Kansas (1865–1868)
Samuel W. Crawford - Brady-Handy.jpg Crawford, Samuel Wylie, M.D. Lieutenant Colonel, USA
(February 17, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(April 25, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(August 1, 1864)
Thomas Leonidas Crittenden - Brady-Handy.jpg Crittenden, Thomas Leonidas Major General, USV
(July 17, 1862)
Resigned December 13, 1864
Son of Senator John Jordan Crittenden
Brother of General George Bibb Crittenden, CSA
Cousin of Thomas Turpin Crittenden
TTCrittenden.jpg Crittenden, Thomas Turpin Brigadier General, USV
(April 28, 1862)
Resigned May 5, 1863
Nephew of Senator John Jordan Crittenden
Cousin of Thomas Leonidas Crittenden and General George Bibb Crittenden, CSA
Marcellus-M-Crocker.jpg Crocker, Marcellus Monroe Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
USMA (class of 1851), withdrew 1849
Died of illness August 26, 1865
George Crook - Brady-Handy.jpg Crook, George Captain, USA
(May 14, 1861)
Major General, USV
(October 21, 1864)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1852
JohnTCroxton.jpg Croxton, John Thomas Brigadier General, USV
(July 30, 1864)
Major General, USV
(April 27, 1865)
U.S. minister to Bolivia (1873–1874)
Charles Cruft.jpg Cruft, Charles Brigadier General, USV
(July 16, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 5, 1865)
George W Cullum.jpg Cullum, George Washington Lieutenant Colonel, USA
(March 3, 1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(November 1, 1861)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1833
Superintendent, USMA (1864–1866)
Created the Cullum number system to identify USMA graduates
Brother-in-law to Schuyler Hamilton (married widow of Henry Wager Halleck)
Alexander Cummings.gif Cummings, Alexander Colonel, USV
(October 24, 1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(April 19, 1865)
Territorial Governor of Colorado (1865–1867)
Curtisnm1d.jpg Curtis, Newton Martin Brigadier General, USV
(January 15, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, First Battle of Fort Fisher (January 15, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from New York (1891–1897)
SamuelCurtis01.jpg Curtis, Samuel Ryan Major General, USV
(March 21, 1862)
USMA, 1831
U.S. Congressman from Iowa (1857–1861)
G a custer.jpg Custer, George Armstrong Captain, USA
(June 5, 1862)
Major General, USV
(April 15, 1865)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1861
ByronMacCutcheon.jpg Cutcheon, Byron Mac Colonel, USV
(January 8, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH for actions at Horseshoe Bend, Kentucky (May 10, 1863)
Resigned March 6, 1865
U.S. Congressman from Michigan (1883–1891)
Lysander Cutler.jpg Cutler, Lysander Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USV
(August 19, 1864)
Resigned June 30, 1865

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Image Name Substantive
Rank
Brevet
Rank
Notes
Aaron S. Daggett Civil War General.jpg Daggett, Aaron Simon Lieutenant Colonel, USV
(January 23, 1865)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Last surviving brevet general (d. May 14, 1938)
Napoleon J T Dana.jpg Dana, Napoleon Jackson Tecumseh Major General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
USMA, 1842
Resigned May 27, 1865
John W Davidson.jpg Davidson, John Wynn Major, USA
(November 14, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(February 3, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1845
Henry Eugene Davies.jpg Davies, Henry Eugene Major General, USV
(May 4, 1865)
Nephew of Thomas Alfred Davies
T A Davies UA ACW.JPG Davies, Thomas Alfred Brigadier General, USV
(March 7, 1862)
Major General, USV
(July 11, 1865)
USMA, 1829
Uncle of Henry Eugene Davies
Edmund Davis.jpg Davis, Edmund Jackson Brigadier General, USV
(November 10, 1864)
Governor of Texas (1870–1874)
Jefferson C. Davis.jpg Davis, Jefferson Columbus Captain, USA
(May 14, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(December 18, 1861)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(August 8, 1864)
Shot and killed Major General William Nelson in a private altercation (September 29, 1862)
RRDawes.jpg Dawes, Rufus Robinson Colonel, USV
(July 5, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Resigned August 10, 1864
U.S. Congressman from Ohio (1881–1883)
Father of Vice President Charles Gates Dawes
GWDeitzler.jpg Deitzler, George Washington Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Resigned August 27, 1863
Richard Delafield.jpg Delafield, Richard Brigadier General, USA
(April 22, 1864)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1818
Superintendent, USMA (1838–1845, 1856–1861, 1861)
Chief of Engineers (1864–1866)
Elias Smith Dennis.jpg Dennis, Elias Smith Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Frederick Tracy Dent.jpg Dent, Frederick Tracy Lieutenant Colonel, USA
(March 20, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(April 5, 1865)
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1843
Brother-in-law of Ulysses S. Grant
Pd james w denver.jpg Denver, James W. Brigadier General, USV
(August 14, 1861)
Resigned March 5, 1863
U.S. Congressman from California (1855–1857)
Territorial Governor of Kansas (1857–1858)
Namesake of Denver, Colorado
Gustavus Adolphus De Russy.jpg De Russy, Gustavus Adolphus Captain, USA
(August 17, 1857)
Brigadier General, USV
(May 23, 1863)
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA (class of 1839), resigned in 1838
Son of René Edward De Russy
Brother-in-law of Henry Jackson Hunt and Lewis Cass Hunt
Brigadier General René Edward De Russy.jpg De Russy, René Edward Colonel, USA
(March 3, 1863)
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1812
Superintendent, USMA (1833–1838)
Father of Gustavus Adolphus De Russy
Father-in-law of Henry Jackson Hunt and Lewis Cass Hunt
General Régis de Trobriand.jpg De Trobriand, Philippe Régis Dénis de Keredern Brigadier General, USV
(January 5, 1864)
Major General, USV
(April 9, 1865)
GenChasDevens.jpg Devens, Charles Jr. Brigadier General, USV
(April 15, 1862)
Major General, USV
(April 3, 1865)
Commander-in-chief, GAR (1873–1875)
Attorney General of the United States (1877–1881)
Thomas C. Devin.jpg Devin, Thomas Casimer Brigadier General, USV
(October 19, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
John T. Deweese - Brady-Handy.jpg Deweese, John Thomas Lieutenant Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Indiana (1868–1870)
Joel Allen Dewey.jpg Dewey, Joel Allen Brigadier General, USV
(November 20, 1865)
Last Civil War general appointed
Alexander Samuel Diven.jpg Diven, Alexander Samuel Colonel, USV
(October 21, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(August 30, 1864)
Resigned May 11, 1863
U.S. Congressman from New York (1861–1863)
General Dix.jpg Dix, John Adams Major General, USV
(May 16, 1861)
Resigned November 30, 1865
U.S. Senator from New York (1845–1849)
Secretary of the Treasury (1861)
U.S. minister to France (1866–1869)
Governor of New York (1873–1874)
Highest-ranking volunteer officer
Gen-cdodge.jpg Dodge, Charles Cleveland Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Resigned June 12, 1863
GMDodge.jpg Dodge, Grenville Mellen Major General, USV
(June 7, 1864)
U.S. Congressman from Iowa (1867–1869)
Commander-in-chief, MOLLUS (1907–1909)
CDoolittle.jpg Doolittle, Charles Camp Brigadier General, USV
(January 27, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Doubledayo.jpg Doubleday, Abner Lieutenant Colonel, USA
(September 20, 1863)
Major General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1842
Aimed first cannon to return fire from Fort Sumter
NSDow2.jpg Dow, Neal Brigadier General, USV
(April 28, 1862)
Resigned November 30, 1864
FrancisMDrake.jpg Drake, Francis Marion Lieutenant Colonel, USV
(October 4, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(February 22, 1865)
Governor of Iowa (1896–1898)
William F. Draper (1865).png Draper, William Francis Lieutenant Colonel, USV
(August 9, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts (1893–1897)
U.S. Ambassador to Italy (1897–1900)
AlfredNDuffie.jpg Duffié, Alfred Napoleon Alexander
(aka. Duffie, Alfred Nattie)
Brigadier General, USV
(June 23, 1863)
Ebenezerdumontindiana.jpg Dumont, Ebenezer Brigadier General, USV
(September 3, 1861)
Resigned February 28, 1863
U.S. Congressman from Indiana (1863–1867)
William M Dunn.jpg Dunn, William McKee Lieutenant Colonel, USA
(June 22, 1864)
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Indiana (1859–1863)
Duryee4s.jpg Duryée, Abram Brigadier General, USV
(August 31, 1861)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Resigned January 5, 1863
Arthur Henry Dutton.jpg Dutton, Arthur Henry Captain, USA
(October 2, 1863)
Colonel, USV
(September 5, 1862)
Colonel, USA
(May 26, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(May 16, 1864)
USMA, 1861
DOW, Battle of Proctor's Creek (w. May 16, 1864, d. June 5, 1864)
Isaac Harding Duval.jpg Duval, Isaac Hardin Brigadier General, USV
(September 24, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from West Virginia (1869–1871)
General William Dwight.jpg Dwight, William Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
USMA (class of 1853), discharged January 31, 1853
ABDyer.jpg Dyer, Alexander Brydie Brigadier General, USA
(September 12, 1864)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1837
Chief of Ordnance (1864–1874)

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Image Name Substantive
Rank
Brevet
Rank
Notes
Gen Amos B Eaton.jpg Eaton, Amos Beebe Brigadier General, USA
(June 29, 1864)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1826
Commissary General of Subsistence (1864–1874)
AlonzoEdgerton.jpg Edgerton, Alonzo Jay Colonel, USV
(February 15, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Senator from Minnesota (1881)
General John Edwards.jpg Edwards, John Brigadier General
(September 24, 1864)
U.S. Congressman from Arkansas (1871 – February 8, 1872)
Removed from seat when election was successfully contested
Oliver Edwards.jpg Edwards, Oliver Brigadier General, USV
(May 19, 1865)
Major General, USV
(April 5, 1865)
Thomas W Egan.jpg Egan, Thomas Washington Brigadier General, USV
(September 3, 1864)
Major General, USV
(October 27, 1864)
James A. Ekin.jpg Ekin, James A. Lieutenant Colonel, USA
(July 29, 1865)
Colonel, USV
(August 2, 1864)
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 8, 1865)
Commissioner on Lincoln assassination trial
Alfred W Ellet.jpg Ellet, Alfred Washington Brigadier General, USV
(November 1, 1862)
Resigned, December 31, 1864
Brother of Charles Ellet, Jr.
Uncle of Charles Rivers Ellet
W L Elliott BGen ACW.JPG Elliott, Washington Lafayette Major, USA
(November 5, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(June 11, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
USMA (class of 1845), left in 1844
Avhellis.JPG Ellis, Augustus van Horne Colonel, USV
(September 5, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(July 2, 1863)
KIA, Battle of Gettysburg (July 2, 1863)
Last brevet brigadier general commission issued (February 20, 1869)
George Ruter Elstner.jpg Elstner, George Ruter Lieutenant Colonel, USV
(July 1, 1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(August 8. 1864)
KIA, Battle of Utoy Creek (August 8, 1864)
William H. Emory - Brady-Handy.jpg Emory, William Helmsley Colonel, USA
(October 27, 1863)
Major General, USV
(September 25, 1865)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1831
Namesake of Emory Peak
William H. Enochs 001.png Enochs, William Henry Colonel, USV
(December 23, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Mustered out July 21, 1865
U.S. Congressman from Ohio (1891–1893)
Llewellyn Garrish Estes.jpg Estes, Llewellyn Garrish Major, USV
(February 2, 1865)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH for leading a charge over a burning bridge crossing the Flint River (August 30, 1864)
George Peabody Estey.jpg Estey, George Peabody
(aka. George Peabody Este)
Brigadier General, USV
(June 26, 1865)
Henry Lawrence Eustis.jpg Eustis, Henry Lawrence Brigadier General
(September 12, 1863)
USMA, 1842
Resigned, June 27, 1864
Gen-ChasEwing.jpg Ewing, Charles Captain, USA
(May 14, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 8, 1865)
Colonel, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Son of Thomas Ewing
Brother of Thomas Ewing, Jr.
Brother of Hugh Boyle Ewing
Brother-in-law of William Tecumseh Sherman
Hugh Boyle Ewing.jpg Ewing, Hugh Boyle Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, class of 1848, never graduated
U.S. minister to Holland (1866–1870)
Son of Thomas Ewing
Brother of Thomas Ewing, Jr.
Brother of Charles Ewing
Brother-in-law of William Tecumseh Sherman
Gen-TEwingJr.jpg Ewing, Thomas Jr. Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1863)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Resigned February 23, 1865
U.S. Congressman from Ohio (1877–1881)
Son of Thomas Ewing
Brother of Charles Ewing
Brother of Hugh Boyle Ewing
Brother-in-law of William Tecumseh Sherman

F [edit]

Image Name Substantive
Rank
Brevet
Rank
Notes
Lucius Fairchild Crop.jpg Fairchild, Lucius Captain, USA
(August, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(October 13, 1863)
Resigned November, 1863
Governor of Wisconsin (1866–1872)
U.S. minister to Spain (1880–1881)
Commander-in-chief, GAR (1886–1887)
Commander-in-chief, MOLLUS (1893–1895)
Elon John Farnsworth.jpg Farnsworth, Elon John Brigadier General, USV
(June 29, 1863)
KIA, Battle of Gettysburg (July 3, 1863)
Nephew of John Franklin Farnsworth
John F. Farnsworth - Brady-Handy.jpg Farnsworth, John Franklin Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Resigned March 4, 1863
U.S. Congressman from Illinois (1857–1861, 1863–1873)
Uncle of Elon John Farnsworth
EFerrero.jpg Ferrero, Edward Brigadier General, USV
(May 6, 1863)
Major General, USV
(December, 1864)
Original appointment as Brigadier General, USV (September 10, 1862) expired March 4, 1863
Orris S. Ferry - Brady-Handy.jpg Ferry, Orris S. Brigadier General, USV
(March 17, 1862)
Major General, USV
(May 23, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Connecticut (1859–1861)
U.S. Senator from Connecticut (1867–1875)
Francis Fessenden.jpg Fessenden, Francis Captain, USA
Major General, USV
(November 9, 1865)
Son of Secretary of the Treasury William Pitt Fessenden
Brother of James Deering Fessenden
James D Fessenden.jpg Fessenden, James Deering Brigadier General, USV
(August 8, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Son of Secretary of the Treasury William Pitt Fessenden
Brother of Francis Fessenden
Clement Alexander Finley - portrait.jpg Finley, Clement Alexander Colonel, USA
(May 15, 1861)
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Surgeon General (1861–1862)
Retired April 14, 1862
Benjamin F. Fisher.jpg Fisher, Benjamin Franklin Colonel, USA Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Chief Signal Officer (1864–1865)
CBFisk.jpg Fisk, Clinton Bowen Brigadier General, USV
(November 24, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Thomas Clement Fletcher.jpg Fletcher, Thomas Clement Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Governor of Missouri (1865–1869)
Manning Force.jpg Force, Manning Ferguson Brigadier General, USV
(August 11, 1863)
Major General, USV MOH, Battle of Atlanta (July 22, 1864)
Brother-in-law of John Pope
James W. Forsyth.jpg Forsyth, James W. Captain, USA
(October 24, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 19, 1865)
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1856
John G. Foster - Brady-Handy.jpg Foster, John Gray Captain, USA
Major General, USV
(July 18, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1846
Robert S Foster.jpg Foster, Robert Sanford Brigadier General, USV
(June 12, 1863)
Major General, USV Commissioner on Lincoln assassination trial
Richard Hansen Franchot.jpg Franchot, Richard Hansen Colonel, USV
(August 23, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from New York (1861–1863)
Louis Raymond Francine.jpg Francine, Louis Raymond Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(July 2, 1863)
DOW, Battle of Gettysburg (w. July 2, 1863, d. July 18, 1863)
William B. Franklin enh.jpg Franklin, William Buel Colonel, USA
(May 14, 1861)
Major General, USV
(July 4, 1862)
USMA, 1843
John C. Frémont - Brady-Handy.jpg Frémont, John Charles Major General, USA
(May 14, 1861)
Resigned June 4, 1864
U.S. Senator from California (1850–1851)
Territorial Governor of Arizona (1878–1887)
Son-in-law of Senator Thomas Hart Benton
WHFrench.jpg French, William H. Colonel, USA
Major General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
USMA, 1837
Mustered out of volunteer service May 6, 1864
James Barnet Fry - Brady-Handy.jpg Fry, James Barnet Brigadier General, USA
(April 21, 1864)
Major General, USA USMA, 1847
Provost Marshal General (1863–1866)
Speed Fry.jpg Fry, Speed Smith Brigadier General, USV
(March 21, 1862)
J W Fuller BGen.jpg Fuller, John Wallace Brigadier General, USV
(January 5, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)

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Image Name Substantive
Rank
Brevet
Rank
Notes
William Gamble USA.JPG Gamble, William Brigadier General, USV
(September 25, 1865)
Alexander Gardiner.jpg Gardiner, Alexander Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(September 19, 1864)
DOW, Battle of Opequon (w. September 19, 1864, d. October 7, 1864)
General James Garfield - Brady-Handy.jpg Garfield, James Abram Major General, USV
(September 19, 1863)
Resigned December 5, 1863
U.S. Congressman from Ohio (1863–1881)
20th President of the United States (1881)
Second President to die by assassination
Kenner Garrard framed.jpg Garrard, Kenner First Lieutenant, USA
Brigadier General, USV
(July 23, 1863)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1863)
Major General, USV
(December 16, 1864)
USMA, 1851
First cousin (once removed) of Theophilus Toulmin Garrard
GarrardTT.JPG Garrard, Theophilus Toulmin Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Mustered out April 4, 1864
First cousin (once removed) of Kenner Garrard
John W. Geary - Brady-Handy.jpg Geary, John White Brigadier General, USV
(April 25, 1862)
Major General, USV
(January 12, 1865)
Territorial Governor of Kansas (1856–1857)
Governor of Pennsylvania (1867–1873)
Gettygw1m.jpg Getty, George Washington Captain, USA
Brigadier General, USV
(September 25, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(August, 1864)
USMA, 1840
John Gibbon.jpg Gibbon, John Captain, USA
Major General, USV
(June 7, 1864)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1847
Commander-in-chief, MOLLUS (1895–1896)
Alfred Gibbs.jpg Gibbs, Alfred Captain, USA
Brigadier General, USV
(October 19, 1864)
Major General, USA
Major General, USV
USMA, 1846
Henry Hensel Giesy.jpg Giesy, Henry Hensel Major, USV Brigadier General, USV
(May 29, 1864)
DOW, Battle of Dallas (w. May 28, 1864, d. May 29, 1864)
CCGilbert.jpg Gilbert, Charles Champion Major, USA
(July, 1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(September 4, 1862)
Colonel, USA USMA, 1846
Appointment expired, March 4, 1863
Assigned to duty as "acting" Major General (August, 1862) by Horatio Gouverneur Wright
James I Gilbert.jpg Gilbert, James Isham Brigadier General, USV
(February 9, 1865)
Major General, USV
ACGillem.jpg Gillem, Alvan Cullem Captain, USA
(July 12, 1861)
Major General, USV
(November 3, 1865)
Major General, USA
(April 12, 1865)
USMA, 1851
Quincy Adams Gillmore.jpg Gillmore, Quincy Adams Major, USA
(June 1, 1863)
Major General, USV
(July 10, 1863)
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1851
John P S Gobin.jpg Gobin, John Peter Shindel Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Commander-in-Chief, GAR (1897)
GHGordon.jpg Gordon, George Henry Brigadier General, USV
(June 9, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1846
WillisAGorman1872.jpg Gorman, Willis A. Brigadier General, USV
(September 7, 1861)
Mustered out May 4, 1864
Territorial Governor of Minnesota (1853–1857)
George Washington Gowen.jpg Gowen, George Washington Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(April 2, 1865)
KIA, Fall of Petersburg (April 2, 1865)
Charles Kinnaird Graham.jpg Graham, Charles Kinnaird Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Lawrence Pike Graham.jpg Graham, Lawrence Pike Colonel, USA
(1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(August, 1861)
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Gordon Granger - Brady-Handy.jpg Granger, Gordon Major General, USV
(September 17, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1845
RSGranger.jpg Granger, Robert Seaman Major, USA
(September, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(October, 1862)
Major General, USA USMA, 1838
LAGrant.jpg Grant, Lewis Addison Brigadier General, USV
(April 27, 1864)
MOH, Battle of Salem Church (May 3, 1863)
GenUSGrant.jpg Grant, Ulysses Simpson
(b. Grant, Hiram Ulysses)
Lieutenant General, USA
(March 4, 1864)
USMA, 1843
Received the Thanks of Congress (December 17, 1863)
Received the Congressional Gold Medal (December 17, 1863)
First full-grade Lieutenant General since George Washington
First General since George Washington (July 25, 1866)
General-in-Chief (1864–1869)
18th President of the United States (1869–1877)
William Nelson Green.jpg Green, William Nelson, Jr. Lieutenant Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(April 9, 1864)
DOW, Battle of Pleasant Hill (w. April 9, 1864, d. May 13, 1864)
George S. Greene.jpg Greene, George Sears Brigadier General, USV
(April 28, 1862)
USMA, 1823
Oliver Davis Greene.jpg Greene, Oliver Duff Major, USA
Lieutenant Colonel, USV
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1854
MOH, Battle of Antietam (September 17, 1862)
David McMurtrie Gregg.jpg Gregg, David McMurtrie Captain, USA
(1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
USMA, 1855
Resigned February 3, 1865
Commander-in-chief, MOLLUS (1903–1905)
Cousin of Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Gregg Curtin
Walter Q. Gresham - Brady-Handy.jpg Gresham, Walter Quintin Brigadier General, USV
(August 11, 1883)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Resigned due to wounds, 1863
Postmaster General (1883–1884)
Secretary of the Treasury (1884)
Secretary of State (1893–1895)
Benjamin H Grierson.JPG Grierson, Benjamin Henry Major General, USV
(May 27, 1865)
CharlesGriffin.jpg Griffin, Charles Captain, USA
Major General, USV
(April 2, 1865)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1847
Brother-in-law of Samuel Sprigg
Simon goodell griffin.jpg Griffin, Simon Goodell Brigadier General, USV
(May 12, 1864)
Major General, USV
(April 2, 1865)
WGrose.jpg Grose, William Brigadier General, USV
(July 30, 1864)
Major General, USV
(August 13, 1865)
Charles Henry Grosvenor.jpg Grosvenor, Charles Henry Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Ohio (1885–1891, 1893–1907)
Cuvier Grover.jpg Grover, Cuvier Captain, USA
Brigadier General, USV
(April 14, 1862)
Major General, USA
Major General, USV
USMA, 1850
EBG - Capt 1st Troop.JPG Grubb, Edward Burd, Jr. Colonel, USV
(March 1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. minister to Spain (1890–1892)

H [edit]

Image Name Substantive
Rank
Brevet
Rank
Notes
Pleasant Adam Hackleman.JPG Hackleman, Pleasant Adam Brigadier General, USV
(April 20, 1862)
KIA, Battle of Corinth (October 3, 1862)
Henry Wager Halleck - Brady-Handy.jpg Halleck, Henry Wager Major General, USA
(August 19, 1861)
General-in-Chief, U.S. Army (July 23, 1862 – March 12, 1864)
Chief of staff, U.S. Army (March 12, 1864-May, 1865)
Joseph Eldridge Hamblin.jpg Hamblin, Joseph Eldridge Brigadier General, USV
(May 19, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Governor Hamilton.jpg Hamilton, Andrew J. Brigadier General, USV
(September 18, 1863)
First appointment as Brigadier General (November 14, 1862) never ratified
Reconstruction Governor of Texas (June, 1865-August, 1866)
CSHamiltonMGgen.jpg Hamilton, Charles Smith Major General, USV
(September 19, 1862)
USMA, 1843
Resigned, April 13, 1863
Schuyler-Hamilton.jpg Hamilton, Schuyler Colonel, USA
Brigadier General, USV
(November 12, 1861)
USMA, 1841
Grandson of Alexander Hamilton
Brother-in-law of Henry W. Halleck; later brother-in-law to George Washington Cullum
Nominated Major General, USV (September 17, 1862), never confirmed due to illness
Resigned February 27, 1863
Brig Gen Charles Hamlin.jpg Hamlin, Charles Major, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Son of Vice President Hannibal Hamlin
Brother of Cyrus Hamlin
Cyrus Hamlin.jpg Hamlin, Cyrus Colonel, USA
(February 12, 1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(December 13, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Son of Vice President Hannibal Hamlin
Brother of Charles Hamlin
John Hammond (1827-1889) 1.jpg Hammond, John Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from New York (1879–1883)
GenWmAHammond.jpg Hammond, William Alexander Brigadier General, USA
(April 25, 1862)
Surgeon General (1862–1864)
Dismissed from service, August 18, 1864
Winfield Scott Hancock.jpg Hancock, Winfield Scott Brigadier General, USA
(August 12, 1864)
Major General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
USMA, 1844
Received the Thanks of Congress (April 21, 1866)
Commander-in-chief, MOLLUS
(1879–1886)
James Allen Hardie.jpg Hardie, James Allen Colonel, USA
(March, 1864)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1843
Appointed Brigadier General, USV (November 29, 1862), appointment revoked January 22, 1863
Martin davis hardin.jpg Hardin, Martin Davis Major, USA
Brigadier General, USV
(July 2, 1864)
Brigadier General, USA USMA, 1859
Abner Clark Harding.jpg Harding, Abner Clark Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1863)
Resigned June, 1863
U.S. Congressman from Illinois (1865–1869)
ChasGHarker.jpg Harker, Charles Garrison Brigadier General, USV
(April 10, 1864)
USMA, 1858
KIA, Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (June 26, 1864)
Edward Harland.JPG Harland, Edward Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
William Selby Harney 1.jpg Harney, William Selby Brigadier General, USA
(June 14, 1858)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Walter Harriman NH.jpg Harriman, Walter Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Governor of New Hampshire (1867–1869)
Andrew Lintner Harris - oval.jpg Harris, Andrew Lintner Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Governor of Ohio (1906–1909)
ThomasMHarris.jpg Harris, Thomas Maley Brigadier General, USV
(March 29, 1865)
Commissioner on Lincoln assassination trial
GenBenHarrison.jpg Harrison, Benjamin Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(January 23, 1865)
U.S. Senator from Indiana (1881–1887)
23rd President of the United States (1889–1893)
WHarrow.jpg Harrow, William Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Relieved, September 1864
Resigned, April 7, 1865
JohnFHartranft.jpg Hartranft, John F. Brigadier General, USV
(May 12, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 28, 1865)
MOH, First Battle of Bull Run
Provost Marshal, Lincoln Assassination trial
Commander-in-chief, GAR (1875–1877)
Governor of Pennsylvania (1873–1879)
George L Hartsuff.jpg Hartsuff, George Lucas Lieutenant Colonel, USA
Major General, USV
(November 19, 1862)
Major General, USA USMA, 1852
MiloSHascall.jpg Hascall, Milo Smith Brigadier General, USV
(April 25, 1862)
USMA, 1852
Recommended for promotion to Major General, USV, September 12, 1864; no action taken
Resigned, October 27, 1864
Joseph Abel Haskin.jpg Haskin, Joseph Abel Lieutenant Colonel, USA
Brigadier General, USV
(August 5, 1864)
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1839
Edward Hatch.jpg Hatch, Edward Brigadier General, USV
(April 27, 1864)
Major General, USV
John P Hatch.jpg Hatch, John Porter Major, USA
(1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(September 28, 1861)
Brigadier General, USA
Major General, USV
USMA, 1845
MOH, Battle of South Mountain
Herman Haupt.jpg Haupt, Herman Colonel, USA
(April 27, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(September 5, 1862)
USMA, 1835
Refused commission as Brigadier General, resigned September 14, 1863
IsaacRobertsHawkins.jpg Hawkins, Isaac Roberts Lieutenant Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Tennessee (1866–1871)
Genjphawkins.jpg Hawkins, John Parker Captain, USA
Brigadier General, USV
(April 13, 1863)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1852
Brother-in-law of E.R.S. Canby
Joseph Roswell Hawley - Brady-Handy.jpg Hawley, Joseph Roswell Brigadier General, USV
(September 13, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Governor of Connecticut (1866–1867)
U.S. Congressman from Connecticut (1872–1875, 1879–1881)
U.S. Senator from Connecticut (1881–1905)
Joseph Hayes.jpg Hayes, Joseph Brigadier General, USV
(May 12, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Philip Cornelius Hayes.jpg Hayes, Philip Cornelius Lieutenant Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Illinois (1877–1881)
President Rutherford Hayes 1870 - 1880 Restored.jpg Hayes, Rutherford Birchard Brigadier General, USV
(October 19, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Resigned commission, June, 1865
U.S. Congressman from Ohio (1865–1867)
Governor of Ohio (1868–1872, 1876–1877)
19th President of the United States (1877–1881)
Commander-in-chief, MOLLUS (1886, 1888–1893)
Isham Nicholas Haynie.jpg Haynie, Isham N. Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Commission never confirmed by Senate, expired March 4, 1863
Resigned, March 6, 1863
Alexander Hays.jpg Hays, Alexander Captain, USA
Brigadier General, USV
(September 29, 1862)
Colonel, USA
Major General, USV
(May 5, 1864)
USMA, 1844
KIA, Battle of the Wilderness (May 5, 1864)
WilliamHays.jpg Hays, William Major, USA
(1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(December 27, 1862)
USMA, 1840
Relieved of duty, April 6, 1865
William Babcock Hazen - Brady-Handy.jpg Hazen, William Babcock Colonel, USA
Major General, USV
(December 13, 1864)
Major General, USA USMA, 1856
Charles Adam Heckman.jpg Heckman, Charles Adam Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Relieved, March 23, 1865
Resigned, May 25, 1865
Samuel P. Heintzelman - Brady-Handy.jpg Heintzelman, Samuel P. Colonel, USA
(May 14, 1861)
Major General, USV
(May 5, 1862)
USMA, 1826
Thomas Jefferson Henderson.jpg Henderson, Thomas Jefferson Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(November 30, 1864)
U.S. Congressman from Illinois (1875–1895)
Guy V. Henry.jpg Henry, Guy Vernor First Lieutenant, USA
Colonel, USV
Brigadier General, USV
(October 28, 1864)
USMA, 1861
MOH, Battle of Cold Harbor
William Wirt Henry.jpg Henry, William Wirt Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 7, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Cedar Creek
FJHerron.jpg Herron, Francis Jay Major General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Youngest Major General
MOH, Battle of Pea Ridge
Colonel Sylvester G Hill USA.JPG Hill, Sylvester Gardner Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(December 15, 1864)
KIA, Battle of Nashville (December 15, 1864)
Gen-EWHinks.jpg Hinks, Edward Winslow
(b. Hincks, Edward Winslow; aka Hinks, Edward Ward)
Second Lieutenant, USA
(April 26, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Brigadier General, USA
(March 2, 1867)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Resigned regular Army commission June 4, 1861, returned to regular service after the war
Gen Ethan Allen Hitchcock.jpg Hitchcock, Ethan Allen Colonel, USA
Major General, USV
(February 10, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(1848)
USMA, 1817
Grandson of Ethan Allen
HarrisonCHobart.jpg Hobart, Harrison Carroll Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(January 12, 1865)
Involved in Libby Prison Escape, February 10, 1864
EHHobson.jpg Hobson, Edward H. Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
William Hoffman (Union Army).jpg Hoffman, William Colonel, USA Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1829
Commissary-General of Prisoners
Joseph Holt.jpg Holt, Joseph Brigadier General, USA
(June 22, 1864)
Postmaster General (1859–1860)
Secretary of War (1861–1862)
Judge Advocate General
Presiding judge on the Lincoln assassination trial
Joseph Hooker - Brady-Handy--restored.jpg Hooker, Joseph Brigadier General, USA
(September 20, 1862)
Major General, USV
(May 5, 1862)
USMA, 1837
Received Thanks of Congress (January 28, 1864)
Gen Alvin P Hovey 06985r.jpg Hovey, Alvin P. Brigadier General, USV
(April 28, 1862)
Major General, USV
(June 4, 1864)
U.S. minister to Peru (1866–1870)
U.S. Congressman (1887–1889)
Governor of Indiana (1889–1891)
CharlesHovey.jpg Hovey, Charles Edward Brigadier General, USV
(September 5, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Commission never confirmed, expired March 4, 1863
Resigned due to wounds, May, 1863
Oliver Otis Howard.jpg Howard, Oliver Otis Brigadier General, USA
(December 21, 1864)
Major General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
USMA, 1854
MOH, Battle of Fair Oaks
Received Thanks of Congress (January 28, 1864)
Commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau (1865–1871)
Superintendent, USMA (1881–1882)
Albion P. Howe - Brady-Handy.jpg Howe, Albion Parris Captain, USA
(1855)
Brigadier General, USV
(June 22, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1841
Commissioner on Lincoln assassination trail
Joshua Blackwood Howell.jpg Howell, Joshua B. Brigadier General, USV
(September 12, 1864)
Posthumous promotion
Died in riding accident, September 12, 1864
Henry M. Hoyt - Brady-Handy.jpg Hoyt, Henry Martyn, Sr. Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Governor of Pennsylvania (1879–1883)
LuciusFHubbard1857.jpg Hubbard, Lucius Frederick Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(December 16, 1864)
Governor of Minnesota (1882–1887)
GeneralThomasHHubbard.jpg Hubbard, Thomas Hamlin Colonel, USV
(June 2, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Commander-in-chief, MOLLUS (1913–1915)
Son of Governor of Maine John Hubbard
Thomas William Humphrey.jpg Humphrey, Thomas William Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(June 10, 1864)
KIA, Battle of Brice's Crossroads (June 10, 1864)
Andrew A. Humphreys - Brady-Handy.jpg Humphreys, Andrew Atkinson Colonel, USA
Major General, USV
(July 8, 1863)
Major General, USA USMA, 1831
HJHunt.jpg Hunt, Henry Jackson Lieutenant Colonel, USA
Brigadier General, USV
(September 15, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(1863)
USMA, 1839
Brother of Lewis Cass Hunt
Son-in-law of René Edward De Russy
Brother-in-law of John Parker Hawkins and Gustavus Adolphus De Russy
Lewis Cass Hunt.jpg Hunt, Lewis Cass Major, USA
(1863)Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Brigadier General, USA
(1865)
USMA, 1847
Brother of Henry Jackson Hunt
Son-in-law of René Edward De Russy
Brother-in-law of John Parker Hawkins and Gustavus Adolphus De Russy
David Hunter.jpg Hunter, David Colonel, USA
Major General, USV
(August 13, 1861)
Major General, USA USMA, 1822
Presiding Commissioner on Lincoln assassination trial
GenMCHunter.jpg Hunter, Morton Craig Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Indiana (1867–1869, 1873–1879)
Stephen A. Hurlbut - Brady-Handy.jpg Hurlbut, Stephen A. Major General, USV
(September 17, 1862)
Mustered out of service for alleged corruption, June 20, 1865
First commander-in-chief, GAR (1866–1868)
U.S. minister to Colombia (1869–1872)
U.S. Congressman from Illinois (1873–1877)
U.S. minister to Peru (1881–1882)
Thomas Worcester Hyde.jpg Hyde, Thomas Worcester Colonel, USV Major General, USV
(April 2, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Antietam

I [edit]

Image Name Substantive
Rank
Brevet
Rank
Notes
Rufus Ingalls.jpg Ingalls, Rufus Major, USA
(1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(May 23, 1863)
Major General, USA
Major General, USV
USMA, 1843
William Irvine.jpg Irvine, William Lieutenant Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from New York (1859–1861)

J [edit]

Image Name Substantive
Rank
Brevet
Rank
Notes
C F Jackson ACW.JPG Jackson, Conrad Feger Brigadier General, USV
(July 17, 1862)
KIA, Battle of Fredericksburg (December 13, 1862)
JasSJackson.jpg Jackson, James Streshly Brigadier General, USV
(July 19, 1862)
U.S. Congressman from Kentucky (1861)
KIA, Battle of Perryville (October 8, 1862)
N J Jackson ACW.jpg Jackson, Nathaniel James Brigadier General, USV
(September 24, 1862)
Major General, USV
Richard Henry Jackson.jpg Jackson, Richard Henry Captain, USA
(1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(May 19, 1865)
Brigadier General, USA
Major General, USV
Ferris Jacobs, Jr.jpg Jacobs, Ferris, Jr. Lieutenant Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from New York (1881–1883)
CharlesDJameson.jpg Jameson, Charles Davis Brigadier General, USV
(September 3, 1861)
d. November 6, 1862 of illness
Andrew Johnson photo portrait head and shoulders, c1870-1880-Edit1.jpg Johnson, Andrew Brigadier General, USV
(March 4, 1862)
U.S. Congressman from Tennessee (1843–1853)
Governor of Tennessee (1853–1857, 1875)
U.S. Senator from Tennessee (1857–1862)
Military Governor of Tennessee (1862–1864)
16th Vice President of the United States (1865)
17th President of the United States (1865–1869)
Col. Robert Johnson.jpg Johnson, Robert Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Son of President Andrew Johnson
Richard W. Johnson.jpg Johnson, Richard W. Brigadier General, USV
(October 11, 1861)
Major General, USA
Major General, USV
USMA, 1849
JSJones.jpg Jones, John Sills Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(June 27, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Ohio (1877–1879)
Patrick Henry Jones (1865).jpg Jones, Patrick Henry Brigadier General, USV
(December 6, 1864)
HMJudah.jpg Judah, Henry Moses Major, USA
(June 30, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 21, 1862)
USMA, 1843

K [edit]

Image Name Substantive
Rank
Brevet
Rank
Notes
TLKane.jpg Kane, Thomas Leiper Brigadier General, USV
(September 7, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Resigned November, 1863
August Kautz - Brady-Handy.jpg Kautz, August Valentin Captain, USA
(May, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(May 7, 1864)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1852
Commissioner, Lincoln assassination trial
Philip Kearny,jr.jpg Kearny, Philip Brigadier General, USV
(May 17, 1861)
KIA, Battle of Chantilly (September 1, 1862)
J. Warren Keifer - Brady-Handy.jpg Keifer, Joseph Warren Colonel, USV Major General, USV
(April 9, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Ohio (1877–1885, 1905–1911)
Speaker of the House (1881–1883)
WHKeim.jpg Keim, William High Brigadier General, USV
(September 20, 1861)
Died of illness, May 18, 1862
Benjamin Franklin Kelley - Brady-Handy.jpg Kelley, Benjamin Franklin Brigadier General, USV
(May 17, 1861)
Major General, USV
(August 5, 1864)
John Reese Kenly.jpg Kenly, John Reese Brigadier General, USV
(August 22, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Robert P Kennedy.jpg Kennedy, Robert Patterson Colonel, USV
(April 14, 1865)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Ohio (1887–1891)
John Henry Ketcham.jpg Ketcham, John Henry Brigadier General, USV
(October 23, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from New York (1865–1873, 1877–1893, 1897–1906)
William Scott Ketchum.jpg Ketchum, William Scott Colonel, USA
(1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(February 3, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1834
Erasmus D. Keyes - Brady-Handy.jpg Keyes, Erasmus Darwin Colonel, USA
(1861)
Major General, USV
(May 5, 1862)
Brigadier General, USA USMA, 1832
Resigned, May 6, 1864
James Lawlor Kiernan.jpg Kiernan, James Lawlor Brigadier General, USV
(August 1, 1863)
Resigned August 3, 1864
HughJudsonKilpatrick.jpg Kilpatrick, Hugh Judson Major General, USV
(June 18, 1865)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1861
U.S. minister to Chile (1866–1870, 1881)
NKimball.jpg Kimball, Nathan Brigadier General, USV
(April 16, 1862)
Major General, USV
(February 1, 1865)
John Haskell King.jpg King, John Haskell Colonel, USA
(1865)
Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(May 31, 1865)
Rufus King Civil War General - Brady-Handy.jpg King, Rufus Brigadier General, USV
(May 17, 1861)
USMA, 1833
Resigned October 1863
U.S. minister to the Papal States (1863–1867)
Appointed minister in 1861, took a leave of absence to join the Army
Dennis Thomas Kirby.jpg Kirby, Dennis Thomas Lieutenant Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, Siege of Vicksburg (May 22, 1863)
Edmund Kirby.jpg Kirby, Edmund First Lieutenant, USA
(1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(May 28, 1863)
USMA, 1861
DOW, Second Battle of Fredericksburg (w. May 3, 1863, d. May 28, 1863)
Edward N Kirk.jpg Kirk, Edward Needles Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
DOW, Battle of Stones River (w. December 31, 1862, d. July 21, 1863)
John Howard Kitching.jpg Kitching, John Howard Colonel, USV
(April 26, 1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(August 1, 1864)
DOW, Battle of Cedar Creek (w. October 19, 1864, d. January 10, 1865)
Joseph F Knipe.jpg Knipe, Joseph Farmer Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Wlodzimierz Krzyzanowski.jpg Krzyzanowski, Wladimir Colonel, USV
(1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 2, 1865)
First cousin of Frédéric Chopin
Appointment as Brigadier General, USV (November 29, 1862) expired March 4, 1863, but served at that rank most of the war

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Image Name Substantive
Rank
Brevet
Rank
Notes
FWLander.jpg Lander, Frederick West Brigadier General, USV
(May 17, 1861)
Died of illness, March 2, 1862
James Henry Lane.jpg Lane, James H. Brigadier General, USV
(December 18, 1861)
U.S. Congressman from Indiana (1853–1855)
U.S. Senator from Kansas (1861–1866)
Commission cancelled March 21, 1862
Reinstated April 11, 1862
GenGRLatham.jpg Latham, George Robert Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from West Virginia (1865–1867)
Jacob Gartner Lauman 1.JPG Lauman, Jacob G. Brigadier General, USV
(March 21, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Relieved of duty, July 15, 1863
MKLawler UA ACW.jpg Lawler, Michael Kelly Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Albert Gallatin Lawrence.jpg Lawrence, Albert Gallatin Captain, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 25, 1865)
U.S. minister to Costa Rica (1867–1868)
Son-in-law of Brigadier General Joseph Pannell Taylor and President Zachary Taylor
Brother-in-law of John McLean Taylor
James Ledlie.jpg Ledlie, James H. Brigadier General, USV
(October 27, 1863)
Original appointment as Brigadier General, USV (December 24, 1862) expired March 4, 1863
Relieved of command, July, 1864
Resigned January 23, 1865
Albert L Lee.jpg Lee, Albert Lindley Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Resigned May 4, 1865
Mortimer Dormer Leggett - Brady-Handy.jpg Leggett, Mortimer Dormer Major General, USV
(August 21, 1865)
Joseph A J Lightburn.jpg Lightburn, Joseph Andrew Jackson Brigadier General, USV
(March 16, 1863)
DCLittlejohn.jpg Littlejohn, DeWitt Clinton Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from New York (1863–1865)
Henry Hayes Lockwood.jpg Lockwood, Henry Hayes Brigadier General, USV
(August 8, 1861)
USMA, 1836
John Alexander Logan.jpg Logan, John Alexander "Black Jack" Major General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Commander-in-chief, GAR (1868–1871)
U.S. Congressman from Illinois (1859–1861, 1867–1871)
U.S. Senator from Illinois (1871–1877, 1879–1886)
Eli Long (1837–1903) - Union General.jpg Long, Eli Captain, USA
(May 24, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(August 18, 1864)
Major General, USA
Major General, USV
George Maltby Love.jpg Love, George Maltby Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 7, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Cedar Creek (October 19, 1864)
CRLowell.jpg Lowell, Charles Russell Brigadier General, USV
(October 19, 1864)
KIA, Battle of Cedar Creek (October 19, 1864)
Thomas John Lucas.jpg Lucas, Thomas John Brigadier General, USV
(November 10, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 26, 1865)
Nathaniel lyon small.jpg Lyon, Nathaniel Captain, USA
Brigadier General, USV
(May 17, 1861)
USMA, 1841
KIA, Battle of Wilson's Creek (August 10, 1861)
First Union general killed during the war
Received the Thanks of Congress (December 24, 1861)
WHLytle.jpg Lytle, William Haines Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
KIA, Battle of Chickamauga (September 20, 1863)

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Image Name Substantive
Rank
Brevet
Rank
Notes
JMcArthur.jpg McArthur, John Brigadier General, USV
(March 21, 1862)
Major General, USV
GAMcCall.jpg McCall, George Archibald Brigadier General, USV
(May 15, 1861)
USMA, 1822
Resigned March 31, 1863
James McCleery.jpg McCleery, James Major, USV
(1865)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Louisiana (1871)
GeorgeMcClellan.jpeg McClellan, George Brinton Major General, USA
(May 14, 1861)
USMA, 1846
General-in-Chief (November 1, 1861 – July 22, 1862)
Relieved of duty November 7, 1862
Resigned November 8, 1864
Governor of New Jersey (1878–1881)
John Alexander McClernand.jpg McClernand, John Alexander Major General, USV
(May 21, 1862)
Resigned November 30, 1864
U.S. Congressman from Illinois (1843–1851, 1859–1861)
John McConihe.jpg McConihe, John Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(June 1, 1864)
KIA, Battle of Cold Harbor (June 1, 1864)
Alexander McDowell McCook.jpg McCook, Alexander McDowell Major General, USV
(July 17, 1862)
Highest-ranking of the fourteen "Fighting McCooks"
Brother of Daniel McCook, Jr., Edwin Stanton McCook, and Robert Latimer McCook
Cousin of Anson George McCook and Edward Moody McCook
Anson G. McCook - Brady-Handy.jpg McCook, Anson George Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from New York (1877–1883)
Secretary of the United States Senate (1883–1893)
Brother of Edward Moody McCook
Cousin of Alexander McDowell McCook, Daniel McCook, Jr., Edwin Stanton McCook, and Robert Latimer McCook
Daniel McCook, Jr.jpg McCook, Daniel, Jr. Brigadier General, USV
(July 16, 1864)
DOW, Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (w. June 27, 1864, d. July 17, 1864)
Brother of Alexander McDowell McCook, Edwin Stanton McCook, and Robert Latimer McCook
Cousin of Anson George McCook and Edward Moody McCook
Edward M. McCook - Brady-Handy.jpg McCook, Edward Moody First Lieutenant, USA
(May 8, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(April 27, 1864)
Brigadier General, USA
Major General, USV
U.S. minister to Hawai'i (1866–1868)
Territorial Governor of Colorado (1869–1873, 1874–1875)
Brother of Anson George McCook
Cousin of Alexander McDowell McCook, Daniel McCook, Jr., Edwin Stanton McCook, and Robert Latimer McCook
Edwin Stanton McCook photograph.JPG McCook, Edwin Stanton Colonel, USV Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Brother of Alexander McDowell McCook, Daniel McCook, Jr., and Robert Latimer McCook
Cousin of Anson George McCook and Edward Moody McCook
RLMcCook.jpg McCook, Robert Latimer Brigadier General, USV
(March 21, 1862)
DOW sustained near Huntsville, Alabama (w. August 5, 1862, d. August 6, 1862)
Brother of Alexander McDowell McCook, Daniel McCook, Jr., and Edwin Stanton McCook
Cousin of Anson George McCook and Edward Moody McCook
Clinton D. MacDougall - Brady-Handy.jpg MacDougall, Clinton Dugald Colonel, USV
(January 3, 1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(February 26, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from New York (1873–1877)
Irv mcdowell.jpg McDowell, Irvin Brigadier General, USA
(May 14, 1861)
Major General, USV
(March 14, 1862)
USMA, 1838
George Francis McGinnis.jpg McGinnis, George Francis Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
John B. McIntosh.jpg McIntosh, John Baillie Second Lieutenant, USA
(1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(July 21, 1864)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Brother of General James McQueen McIntosh, CSA
T J McKean BGen ACW.JPG McKean, Thomas Jefferson Brigadier General, USV
(November 21, 1861)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1831
RSMackenzie.jpg Mackenzie, Ranald Slidell Captain, USA
Brigadier General, USV
(1864)
Brigadier General, USA
Major General, USV
USMA, 1862
Nephew of Confederate diplomat John Slidell
Justus McKinstry.jpg McKinstry, Justus Brigadier General, USV
(September 2, 1861)
USMA, 1838
Dismissed from service for corruption, January 28, 1863
Gen-nmclean.jpg McLean, Nathaniel Collins Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Resigned April 20, 1865
Martin T McMahon.jpg McMahon, Martin Thomas Colonel, USV Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, Battle of White Oak Swamp (June 30, 1862)
U.S. minister to Paraguay (1868–1869)
J W McMillan ACW.jpg McMillan, James Winning Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 5, 1865)
Resigned May 15, 1865
JohnMcNeil.jpg McNeil, John Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USV
(April 12, 1865)
Resigned April 12, 1865
John McNulta.jpg McNulta, John Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Illinois (1873–1875)
Brady-GeneralMcPherson.jpg McPherson, James Birdseye Brigadier General, USA
(August 1, 1863)
Major General, USV
(October 8, 1862)
USMA, 1853
KIA, Battle of Atlanta (July 22, 1864)
Only Union Army commander to be KIA
Jasper Adalmorn Maltby.jpg Maltby, Jasper Adalmorn Brigadier General, USV
(August 4, 1863)
Charles F. Manderson - Brady-Handy.jpg Manderson, Charles Frederick Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Senator from Nebraska (1883–1895)
Joseph K Mansfield.jpg Mansfield, Joseph King Fenno Brigadier General, USA
(May 6, 1861)
Major General, USV
(July 18, 1862)
USMA, 1822
DOW, Battle of Antietam (w. September 17, 1862, d. September 18, 1862)
MDManson.jpg Manson, Mahlon Dickerson Brigadier General, USV
(March 24, 1862)
Resigned due to wounds, December 21, 1864
U.S. Congressman from Indiana (1871–1873)
Randolph B. Marcy - Brady-Handy.jpg Marcy, Randolph Barnes Colonel, USA
(August 9, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(September 28, 1861)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1832
Inspector General, U.S. Army (1861–1881)
Volunteer appointment expired March 4, 1863
Father-in-law of George Brinton McClellan
Marsh, Charles Carroll Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Appointment withdrawn
Resigned April 22, 1863
Gilman Marston - Brady-Handy.jpg Marston, Gilman Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Resigned April 20, 1865
U.S. Congressman from New Hampshire (1859–1863, 1865–1867)
U.S. Senator from New Hampshire (1889)
James Stewart Martin.jpg Martin, James Stewart Colonel, USV
(September 18, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(February 28, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Illinois (1873–1875)
John alexander martin.jpeg Martin, John Alexander Colonel, USV
(November 1, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Mustered out November 17, 1864
Governor of Kansas (1885–1889)
Martindale.jpg Martindale, John Henry Brigadier General, USV
(August 9, 1861)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1835
Resigned September 13, 1864
John Sanford Mason.jpg Mason, John Sanford Major, USA
(1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Brigadier General, USA
(1865)
USMA, 1847
Matthies, Charles Leopold
(b. Matthies, Karl Leopold)
Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
First officer to muster a company of volunteers for U.S. service (January 9, 1861)
Resigned May 16, 1864
George G. Meade Standing.jpg Meade, George Gordon Major General, USA
(August 18, 1864)
USMA, 1835
Received the Thanks of Congress (January 28, 1864)
Namesake of Ft. Meade, Maryland
Meagher4s.jpg Meagher, Thomas Francis Brigadier General, USV
(February 3, 1862)
Resigned May 14, 1863, resignation rejected
Resigned May 15, 1865
New-Meigs.jpg Meigs, Montgomery Cunningham Brigadier General, USA
(May 15, 1861)
Major General, USA
(July 5, 1864)
USMA, 1836
Quartermaster General (1861–1882)
Solomon Meredith - Brady-Handy.jpg Meredith, Solomon Brigadier General, USV
(October 6, 1862)
Major General, USV
(August 14, 1865)
Sullivan Amory Meredith.jpg Meredith, Sullivan Amory Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Wesley Merritt.jpg Merritt, Wesley Captain, USA
(1862)
Major General, USV
(April 1, 1865)
Major General, USA
(1865)
USMA, 1860
Superintendent, USMA (1882–1887)
Military Governor of the Philippines (1898)
Nelson Appleton Miles.jpg Miles, Nelson Appleton Major General, USV
(October 21, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Chancellorsville (May 2–3, 1863)
Last General-in-Chief (1895–1902); position replaced with Chief of Staff upon his retirement
Military Governor of Puerto Rico (1898)
Commander-in-chief, MOLLUS (1919–1925)
Last surviving Major General (d. May 15, 1925)
John Franklin Miller.jpg Miller, John Franklin Brigadier General, USV
(January 5, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Senator from California (1881–1886)
SMiller1863.jpg Miller, Stephen Brigadier General, USV
(October 26, 1863)
Resigned January 18, 1864
Governor of Minnesota (1864–1865)
Robert H. Milroy - Brady-Handy.jpg Milroy, Robert Huston Major General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
George Washington Mindil.jpg Mindil, George Washington Colonel, USV Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Williamsburg (May 5, 1862)
Ormsby Mitchel.jpg Mitchel, Ormsby MacKnight Major General, USV
(April 11, 1862)
USMA, 1829
Died of yellow fever, October 30, 1862
John Grant Mitchell.jpg Mitchell, John Grant Brigadier General, USV
(January 12, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Resigned July 3, 1865
Robert Byington Mitchell.jpg Mitchell, Robert Byington Brigadier General, USV
(April 8, 1862)
Territorial Governor of New Mexico (1866–1869)
William Reading Montgomery.jpg Montgomery, William Reading Brigadier General, USV
(May 17, 1861)
USMA, 1825
Resigned April 4, 1864
Thomas Moonlight.jpg Moonlight, Thomas Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(February 13, 1865)
Territorial Governor of Wyoming (1887–1889)
U.S. minister to Bolivia (1894–1898)
JesseHaleMoore.jpg Moore, Jesse Hale Colonel, USV
(September 13, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(May 15, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Illinois (1869–1873)
MFMoore.jpg Moore, Marshall Frank Colonel, USV Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Territorial Governor of Washington (1867–1869)
GWMorell.jpg Morell, George Webb Brigadier General, USV
(August 9, 1861)
USMA, 1835
Appointment as Major General, USV (July 4, 1862) expired March 4, 1863
Mustered out December 15, 1864
Charles Hale Morgan.jpg Morgan, Charles Hale Captain, USA
(August 5, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(May 21, 1865)
USMA, 1857
EDMorgan.jpg Morgan, Edwin Denison Major General, USV
(September 28, 1861)
Resigned January 1, 1863
First (and longest-sitting) Chairman of the Republican National Committee (1856–1864, 1872–1876)
Governor of New York (1859–1862)
U.S. Senator from New York (1863–1869)
George W. Morgan.jpg Morgan, George Washington Brigadier General, USV
(November 21, 1861)
Brigadier General, USA
(1848)
USMA (class of 1845), resigned 1843
Resigned volunteer commission June 8, 1863
U.S. minister to Portugal (1858–1861)
U.S. Congressman from Ohio (1869-1869, 1871–1873)
James Dada Morgan.jpg Morgan, James Dada Brigadier General, USV
(July 17, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 19, 1865)
Gen. William H. Morris - NARA - 528662.jpg Morris, William Hopkins Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1851
James St Clair Morton 1863.jpg Morton, James St. Clair Major, USA
(July 3, 1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
USMA, 1851
Resigned volunteer commission November 7, 1863
KIA, Siege of Petersburg (July 17, 1864)
Gershom Mott - Brady-Handy.jpg Mott, Gershom Major General, USV
(May 26, 1865)
J A Mower.jpg Mower, Joseph Anthony Major General, USV
(August 12, 1864)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
St Clair Mulholland.jpg Mulholland, St. Clair Augustine Colonel, USV Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Chancellorsville (May 4–5, 1863)
James A. Mulligan.jpg Mulligan, James Adelbert Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(July 23, 1864)
DOW, Second Battle of Kernstown (w. July 23, 1864, d. July 26, 1864)
Eli Houston Murray.jpg Murray, Eli Houston Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 25, 1865)
Territorial Governor of Utah (1880–1886)
Albert J. Myer - Brady-Handy.jpg Myer, Albert James Colonel, USV
(March 13, 1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Chief Signal Officer (1860–1863, 1866–1880)

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Image Name Substantive
Rank
Brevet
Rank
Notes
JNagleACW.jpg Nagle, James Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1863)
Original appointment as Brigadier General, USV (September 10, 1862) expired March 4, 1863 due to lack of Senate confirmation
Resigned, May 9, 1863
Recommissioned as Colonel (July 4, 1863 – August 2, 1863)
Recommissioned again as Colonel (1864)
Resigned, November 5, 1864
HMNaglee.jpg Naglee, Henry Morris Brigadier General, USV
(February 12, 1862)
Relieved, September 23, 1863
Mustered out, April 4, 1864
USMA, 1835
James Scott Negley.jpg Negley, James S. Major General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Relieved, September, 1864
Resigned, January 19, 1865
U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania (1869–1887)
Thomas Hewson Neill.jpg Neill, Thomas Hewson Major, USA
Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1863)
Brigadier General, USA
Major General, USV
USMA, 1847
Superintendent, USMA (1876–1879)
William Nelson.jpg Nelson, William Major General, USV
(July 17, 1862)
Only naval officer in either army to reach major general
Shot and killed in a private altercation by Brigadier General Jefferson C. Davis (September 29, 1862)
Walter Cass Newberry.jpg Newberry, Walter Cass Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 31, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Illinois (1891–1893)
John Newton (ACW).jpg Newton, John Colonel, USA
Major General, USV
(March 30, 1863)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1842
son of Congressman Thomas Newton, Jr.
Volunteer rank revoked April 18, 1864
Francis S. Nickerson.jpg Nickerson, Franklin Stillman Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Relieved, July 22, 1864
Resigned May 13, 1865
Interior-Noble.gif Noble, John Willock Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Secretary of the Interior (1889–1893)
Edward Follansbee Noyes by Henry Howe.png Noyes, Edward Follansbee Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 12, 1865)
Governor of Ohio (1872–1874)
U.S. minister to France (1877–1881)

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Image Name Substantive
Rank
Brevet
Rank
Notes
James Rowan O´Beirne.jpg O'Beirne, James Rowan Major, USV, USN Brigadier General, USV
(September 26, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Fair Oaks (May 31, 1862)
Richard James Oglesby.jpg Oglesby, Richard James "Uncle Dick" Major General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Resigned, May 26, 1864
Governor of Illinois (1865–1869, 1873, 1885–1889)
U.S. Senator from Illinois (1873–1879)
Present at the deathbed of Abraham Lincoln
John Morrison Oliver.jpg Oliver, John Morrison Brigadier General, USV
(January 12, 1865)
Major General, USV
Paul Ambrose Oliver.jpg Oliver, Paul Ambrose Major, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 8, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Resaca (May 15, 1864)
Emerson Opdycke - Brady-Handy.jpg Opdycke, Emerson
(b. Opdycke, Samuel Emerson)
Brigadier General, USV
(July 26, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Eord.jpg Ord, Edward Otho Cresap Colonel, USA
Major General, USV
(May 3, 1862)
USMA, 1839
William Ward Orme.jpg Orme, William Ward Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Resigned, April 20, 1864
T O Osborn ACW.jpg Osborn, Thomas Ogden Brigadier General, USV
(May 1, 1865)
Major General, USV U.S. minister to Argentina (1874–1885)
Peter J Osterhaus.jpg Osterhaus, Peter Joseph Major General, USV
(July 23, 1864)
Joshua T Owen.jpg Owen, Joshua Thomas Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Commission never confirmed by Senate, expired March 4, 1863
Relieved of duty, June, 1864
Mustered out, July, 1864

P [edit]

Image Name Substantive
Rank
Brevet
Rank
Notes
Packard, Jasper Colonel, USV
(June 26, 1865)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Indiana (1869–1875)
General Charles Paine.jpg Paine, Charles Jackson Brigadier General, USV
(July 4, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Paine, Eleazar Arthur Brigadier General, USV
(September 3, 1861)
USMA, 1839
Resigned April 5, 1865
Cousin of Halbert Eleazer Paine
Halbert Eleazer Paine2.jpg Paine, Halbert Eleazer Brigadier General, USV
(April 9, 1863)
Resigned May 15, 1865
U.S. Congressman from Wisconsin (1865–1871)
Cousin of Eleazer Arthur Paine
Innis N. Palmer - Brady-Handy.jpg Palmer, Innis Newton Lieutenant Colonel, USA
(1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(September 23, 1861)
Brigadier General, USA
Major General, USV
USMA, 1846
JohnMPalmer.png Palmer, John McCauley Major General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Governor of Illinois (1869–1873)
U.S. Senator from Illinois (1891–1897)
Commander-in-chief, GAR (1891–1892)
William Jackson Palmer.jpg Palmer, William Jackson Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(November 6, 1864)
MOH for actions at Red Hill, Alabama (January 14, 1865)
John Parke - Brady-Handy.jpg Parke, John Grubb Major General, USV
(July 18, 1862)
Major General, USA USMA, 1849
Superintendent, USMA (1887–1889)
Ely S. Parker.jpg Parker, Ely Samuel Lieutenant Colonel, USV
(1864)
Brigadier general, USV
(April 9. 1865)
Military secretary to Ulysses S. Grant
Highest-ranking Native American in Union service
Parkhurst, John Gibson Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(May 22, 1865)
U.S. minister to Belgium (1888–1889)
Parsons, Lewis Baldwin Brigadier General, USV
(May 11, 1865)
Major General, USV
MRPatrick.jpg Patrick, Marsena Rudolph Brigadier General, USV
(March 20, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1835
Patten, Henry Lyman Major, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
DOW, Second Battle of Deep Bottom (w. August 17, 1864, d. September 10, 1864)
Francis Engle Patterson.jpg Patterson, Francis Engle Brigadier General, USV
(April 11, 1862)
"Killed by accidental discharge of his own pistol" (November 22, 1862)
Son of Robert Patterson
Brother-in-law of John Joseph Abercrombie
Robert Patterson.jpg Patterson, Robert Major General, USV Discharged July, 1861
Father of Francis Engle Patterson
Father-in-law of John Joseph Abercrombie
Brig. Gen. Gabriel René Paul.jpg Paul, Gabriel René Brigadier General, USA
(February 16, 1865)
Brigadier General, USV
(April 18, 1863)
Retired February 16, 1865 due to blinding at Battle of Gettysburg (July 1, 1863)
USMA, 1834
Original appointment as Brigadier General, USV (September 5, 1862) expired March 4, 1863
Alfred Pearson.jpg Pearson, Alfred L. Colonel, USV
(August 31, 1863)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Lewis's Farm (March 29, 1865)
Peck, Frank Henry Lieutenant Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(September 19, 1864)
DOW, Battle of Opequon (w. September 19, 1864, d. September 20, 1864)
JJPeck.jpg Peck, John James Major General, USV
(July 4, 1862)
USMA, 1843
Galusha Pennypacker.jpg Pennypacker, Galusha Brigadier General, USV
(February 18, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Fort Fisher (January 15, 1865)
Youngest general in U.S. history
Penrose, William Henry First Lieutenant, USA
(May 14, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(July 27, 1865)
Hon. Charles E. Phelps, Maryland - NARA - 527033.jpg Phelps, Charles Edward Colonel, USV
(1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Spotsylvania (May 8, 1864)
U.S. Congressman from Maryland (1865–1869)
Half-brother of John Wolcott Phelps
John smith phelps.jpg Phelps, John Smith Brigadier General, USV
(July 19, 1862)
Appointment expired March 4, 1863
U.S. Congressman from Missouri (1845–1863)
Military Governor of Arkansas (1862–1863)
Governor of Missouri (1877–1881)
John wolcott phelps.jpg Phelps, John Wolcott Brigadier General, USV
(May 17, 1861)
Resigned, August 21, 1862)
USMA, 1836
Half-brother of Charles Edward Phelps
A S Piatt ACW.JPG Piatt, Abram Sanders
(aka Piatt, Abraham Sanders)
Brigadier General, USV
(April 30, 1862)
Resigned February 17, 1863
Pierce, Byron Root Brigadier General, USV
(June 7, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
WAPile.jpg Pile, William Anderson Brigadier General, USV
(December 26, 1863)
Major General, USV
(April, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Missouri (1867–1869)
Territorial Governor of New Mexico (1869–1871)
U.S. minister to Venezuela (1871–1874)
Pitcher, Thomas Gamble Captain, USA
(1858)
Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1845
Superintendent, USMA (1866–1870)
HMPlaisted.jpg Plaisted, Harris Merrill Colonel, USV
(Mar 12, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Maine (1875–1877)
Governor of Maine (1881–1883)
Alfred Pleasonton.jpg Pleasonton, Alfred Major, USA
(1862)
Major General, USV
(June 22, 1863)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1844
Plummer, Joseph Bennett Major, USA
(April, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(October 27, 1861)
USMA, 1841
Died "Of Wound and Exposure in the Active Field", August 9, 1862
OrlandoPoe.jpg Poe, Orlando Metcalfe Captain, USA
Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Brigadier General, USA USMA, 1856
Volunteer appointment expired March 4, 1863
GenJohnPope.jpeg Pope, John Brigadier General, USA
(July 14, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 21, 1862)
USMA, 1842
Brother-in-law of Force, Manning Ferguson
Andrew Porter.jpg Porter, Andrew Colonel, USA
(May 14, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(May 18, 1861)
Mustered out of volunteer service April 4, 1864
Resigned regular commission April 20, 1864
USMA (class of 1844), resigned in 1840
Cousin of Horace Porter
First cousin (once removed) of Mary Todd Lincoln
Fitz John Porter.jpg Porter, Fitz John Colonel, USA
(1861)
Major General, USV
(July 4, 1862)
Brigadier General, USA
(1862)
USMA, 1845
Relieved September 5, 1862
court-martialed and convicted (January 10, 1863)
Dismissed from service January 21, 1863
Exonerated March 19, 1879
Nephew of David Dixon Porter, USN and William David Porter, USN
Horace Porter - Brady-Handy.jpg Porter, Horace Lieutenant Colonel, USA Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Chickamauga (September 20, 1863)
Private secretary to President Ulysses S. Grant (1869–1873)
U.S. Ambassador to France (1897–1905)
Post, Philip Sidney Colonel, USV
(1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(December 16, 1864)
U.S. Congressman from Illinois (1887–1895)
Potter, Edward Elmer Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Joseph H Potter.jpg Potter, Joseph Haydn Major, USA
(1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(May 1, 1865)
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1843
RBPotter.jpg Potter, Robert Brown Major General, USV
(September 29, 1865)
Benjamin F Potts.jpg Potts, Benjamin Franklin Brigadier General, USV
(January 12, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Territorial Governor of Montana (1870–1883)
Powell, William Henry Brigadier General, USV
(October 19, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH for actions at Sinking Creek (November 26, 1862)
Resigned January 5, 1865
Pratt, Calvin Edward Brigadier General, USV
(September 13, 1862)
Resigned April 25, 1863
General Benjamin Prentiss.jpg Prentiss, Benjamin Mayberry Major General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Resigned October 28, 1863
Prescott, George Lincoln Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(June 18, 1864)
DOW, Second Battle of Petersburg (w. June 18, 1864, d. June 19, 1864)
Prince, Henry Major, USA (1855)
Brigadier General, USV
(April 20, 1862)
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1835

Q [edit]

Image Name Substantive
Rank
Brevet
Rank
Notes
Quinby, Isaac Ferdinand Brigadier General, USV
(March 17, 1862)
USMA, 1843
Resigned, December 31, 1863

R [edit]

Image Name Substantive
Rank
Brevet
Rank
Notes
Ramsay, George Douglas Brigadier General, USA
(September 15, 1863)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1820
Retired September 12, 1864
Chief of Ordnance (1863–1864)
TEGRansom.jpg Ransom, Thomas Edward Greenfield Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USV
(September 1, 1864)
Died October 29, 1864
GBRaum.jpg Raum, Green Berry Brigadier General, USV
(February 15, 1865)
General-JARawlins.jpg Rawlins, John Aaron Brigadier General, USA
(March 3, 1865)
Major General, USA
(April 9, 1865)
Major General, USV
(February 24, 1865)
Chief of Staff to General Ulysses S. Grant
Secretary of War (1869)
Read, Theodore Lieutenant Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(September 29, 1864)
KIA, Battle of High Bridge (April 6, 1865)
Reid, Hugh Thompson Brigadier General, USV
(April 9, 1863)
Resigned April 4, 1864
Reilly, James William Brigadier General, USV
(July 30, 1864)
Resigned April 20, 1865
JLReno.jpg Reno, Jesse Lee Captain, USA
Major General, USV
(July 18, 1862)
USMA, 1846
KIA, Battle of South Mountain (September 14, 1862)
Joseph Warren Revere.jpg Revere, Joseph Warren Brigadier General, USV
(October 25, 1862)
Forced to resign August 10, 1863
Grandson of Paul Revere
Cousin of Paul Joseph Revere
Revere, Paul Joseph Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(July 2, 1863)
DOW, Battle of Gettysburg (w. July 2, 1863, d. July 4, 1863)
Grandson of Paul Revere
Cousin of Joseph Warren Revere
J Renyolds.jpg Reynolds, John Fulton Lieutenant Colonel, USA
(May 14, 1861)
Major General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
USMA, 1841
Superintendent, USMA (1860–1861)
KIA, Battle of Gettysburg (July 1, 1863)
Joseph J Reynolds.jpg Reynolds, Joseph Jones Major General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
USMA, 1843
GenAVRice.jpg Rice, Americus Vespucius Brigadier General, USV
(May 31, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Ohio (1875–1879)
Elliotwarrenrice.jpg Rice, Elliott Warren Brigadier General, USV
(June 22, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Brother of Samuel Allen Rice
JamesCRice-1864.jpg Rice, James Clay Brigadier General, USV
(August 17, 1863)
KIA, Battle of Spotsylvania (May 10, 1864)
Samuelallenricecommons.jpg Rice, Samuel Allen Brigadier General, USV
(August 4, 1863)
DOW, Battle of Jenkins' Ferry (w. April 30, 1864, d. July 6, 1864)
Brother of Elliott Warren Rice
IBRichardson.jpg Richardson, Israel Bush Major General, USV
(July 4, 1862)
USMA, 1841
DOW, Battle of Antietam (w. September 17, 1862, d. November 3, 1862)
James B. Ricketts - Brady-Handy.jpg Ricketts, James Brewerton Major, USA
Brigadier General, USV
(July 21, 1861)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(August 1, 1864)
USMA, 1839
Rinaker, John Irving Colonel, USV
(September 4, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Illinois (1896–1897)
JWRipley.jpg Ripley, James Wolfe Brigadier General, USA
(August 3, 1861)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1814
Chief of Ordnance (1861–1863)
Uncle of General Roswell Sabine Ripley, CSA
Benjamin S. Roberts - Brady-Handy.jpg Roberts, Benjamin Stone Major, USA
(May 13, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(July 16, 1862)
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1835
James Sidney Robinson.png Robinson, James Sidney Brigadier General, USV
(January 12, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Ohio (1881–1885)
John Cleveland Robinson.jpg Robinson, John Cleveland Captain, USA
Brigadier General, USV
(April 28, 1861)
Major General, USA
Major General, USV
MOH, Battle of Laurel Hill (May 8, 1864)
USMA (class of 1839), dismissed 1836
Commander-in-chief, GAR (1877–1879)
Robinson, Milton Stapp Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Indiana (1875–1879)
IPRodman.jpg Rodman, Isaac Peace Brigadier General, USV
(April 28, 1862)
DOW, Battle of Antietam (w. September 17, 1862, d. September 30, 1862)
Rogers, William Findlay Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Resigned, 1863
U.S. Congressman from New York (1883–1885)
GenWmSRosecrans.jpg Rosecrans, William Starke Brigadier General, USA
(May 16, 1861)
Major General, USV
(March 21, 1862)
USMA, 1842
Rejected original appointment as Major General, USV (September 17, 1862)
Received the Thanks of Congress (March 3, 1863)
U.S. minister to Mexico (1868–1869)
U.S. Congressman from California (1881–1885)
Leonard Fulton Ross Portrait.jpg Ross, Leonard Fulton Brigadier General, USV
(April 26, 1862)
Resigned July 22, 1863
GenLHRousseau.jpg Rousseau, Lovell Harrison Major General, USV
(October 8, 1862)
U.S. Congressman from Kentucky (1865–1866, 1866–1867)
Father-in-law of Louis Douglass Watkins
Rowley, Thomas Algeo Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Convicted by Court-martial (April 23, 1864) for actions at the Battle of Gettysburg; Conviction overturned by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton
Resigned December 29, 1864
Rucker, Daniel Henry Major, USA
(August, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(May 23, 1863)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Thomas H. Ruger.jpg Ruger, Thomas Howard Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USV
(November 30, 1864)
USMA, 1854
Military Governor of Georgia (1868)
Superintendent, USMA (1871–1876)
Jeremiah McLain Rusk - Brady-Handy.jpg Rusk, Jeremiah McLain Lieutenant Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U. S. Congressman from Wisconsin (1871–1877)
Governor of Wisconsin (1882–1889)
Secretary of Agriculture (1889–1893)
DARussel.jpg Russell, David Allen Major, USA
(1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USA USMA, 1845
KIA, Battle of Opequon (September 19, 1864)

S [edit]

Image Name Substantive
Rank
Brevet
Rank
Notes
Sackett, William Colonel, USV
(May 1, 1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865
DOW, Battle of Trevilian Station (w. June 11, 1864, d. June 14, 1864)
FCSalomon.jpg Salomon, Frederick C.
(aka Salomon, Friedrich)
Brigadier General, USV
(July 16, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Brother of Wisconsin Governor Edward Salomon
John B Sanborn.jpg Sanborn, John Benjamin Brigadier General, USV
(August 4, 1863)
Major General, USV
(February 10, 1865)
William P. Sanders.jpg Sanders, William Price Captain, USA
(May 14, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(October 18, 1863)
USMA, 1856
DOW, Siege of Knoxville (w. November 18, 1863, d. November 19, 1863)
Rufus Saxton, Union General.jpg Saxton, Rufus Captain, USA
(May 13, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(April 15, 1862)
Brigadier General, USA
(April 9, 1865)
Major General, USV
(January 12, 1865)
USMA, 1849
MOH for defense of Harper's Ferry during Jackson's Valley Campaign (May 26–30, 1863)
EPScammon.jpg Scammon, Eliakim Parker Brigadier General, USV
(October 15, 1862)
USMA, 1837
Robert C. Schenck - Brady-Handy.jpg Schenck, Robert Cumming Major General, USV
(August 30, 1862)
Resigned December 5, 1863
U.S. Congressman from Ohio (1843–1851, 1863–1871)
U.S. minister to Brazil (1851–1853)
U.S. minister to the Court of St. James (1871–1876)
Alexander Schimmelfennig.jpg Schimmelfennig, Alexander Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Died of tuberculosis September 5, 1865
AlbinFSchoepf.jpg Schoepf, Albin Francisco Brigadier General, USV
(September 30, 1861)
John Schofield.jpg Schofield, John McAllister Brigadier General, USA
(November 30, 1864)
Major General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1853
MOH, Battle of Wilson's Creek (August 10, 1861)
Secretary of War (1868–1869)
Superintendent, USMA (1876–1881)
General-in-Chief of the U.S. Army (1888–1895)
Commander-in-chief, MOLLUS (1899–1903)
Carl-Schurz.jpg Schurz, Carl Major General, USV
(March 14, 1863)
Resigned May 6, 1865
U.S. minister to Spain (1861)
U.S. Senator from Missouri (1869–1875)
Secretary of the Interior (1877–1881)
Robert Kingston Scott - Brady-Handy.jpg Scott, Robert Kingston Brigadier General, USV
(January 12, 1865)
Major General, USV
(December 5, 1865)
Governor of South Carolina (1868–1872)
Winfield Scott.jpg Scott, Winfield Major General, USA
(June 25, 1841)
Lieutenant General, USA
(March 29, 1847)
Retired November 1, 1861
General-in-Chief (1841–1861)
Twice received the Congressional Gold Medal (November 3, 1814; March 9, 1848)
Author of the Anaconda Plan to defeat the Confederacy
John Sedgwick.png Sedgwick, John Colonel, USA
(April 25, 1861)
Major General, USV
(July 4, 1862)
USMA, 1837
KIA, Battle of Spotsylvania Court House (May 9, 1864)
Highest-ranked Union general KIA
SEWELL, William J (BEP engraved portrait).jpg Sewell, William Joyce Colonel, USV
(October 1, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Chancellorsville (May 3, 1863)
U.S. Senator from New Jersey (1881–1887, 1895–1901)
Seward, William Henry, Jr..jpg Seward, William Henry, Jr. Brigadier General, USV
(September 13, 1864)
Resigned June 1, 1865
Son of Secretary of State William Henry Seward
TSeymour.jpg Seymour, Truman Captain, USA
(November 22, 1860
Brigadier General, USV
(April 28, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1846
JamesMShackelford.jpg Shackelford, James Murrell Brigadier General, USV
(January 2, 1863)
Resigned January 18, 1864
John Wilson Shaffer.jpg Shaffer, John Wilson Colonel, USV
(January 20, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Territorial Governor of Utah (1870)
William Rufus Shafte.jpg Shafter, William Rufus Colonel, USV
(April 19, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Seven Pines (May 31, 1862)
Alexander Shaler seated.jpg Shaler, Alexander Brigadier General, USV
(May 26, 1863)
Major General, USV
(July 27, 1863)
MOH, Second Battle of Fredericksburg (May 3, 1863)
JPCShanks.jpg Shanks, John Peter Cleaver Colonel, USV
(September 20, 1861)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Indiana (1861–1863, 1867–1875)
LASheldon.jpg Sheldon, Lionel Allen Colonel, USV
(March 14, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Mustered out December 2, 1864
U.S. Congressman from Louisiana (1869–1875)
Territorial Governor of New Mexico (1881–1885)
Shepard, Isaac Fitzgerald Brigadier General, USV
(October 27, 1863)
Appointment expired July 4, 1864
George F Shepley.jpg Shepley, George Foster Brigadier General, USV
(July 18, 1862)
Resigned July 1, 1865
Military Governor of Louisiana (1862–1864)
Philip Sheridan 01009a restored.jpg Sheridan, Philip Henry Major General, USA
(November 8, 1864)
USMA, 1853
Received the Thanks of Congress (February 9, 1865)
General-in-Chief (1883–1888)
Commander-in-chief, MOLLUS (1886–1888)
Sherman, Francis Trowbridge Brigadier General, USV
(July 21, 1865)
TWSherman.jpg Sherman, Thomas West Lieutenant Colonel, USA
(May 14, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(May 17, 1861)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1836
William-Tecumseh-Sherman.jpg Sherman, William Tecumseh Major General, USA
(August 12, 1864)
USMA, 1841
Twice received the Thanks of Congress (February 19, 1864; January 19, 1865)
General-in-Chief (1869–1883)
Isaac R. Sherwood - Clara Barton Centenary.jpg Sherwood, Isaac Ruth Lieutenant Colonel, USV
(February 12, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(February 27, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Ohio (1873–1875, 1907–1921, 1923–1925)
James Shields - Brady-Handy.jpg Shields, James Brigadier General, USV
(August 19, 1861)
Resigned March 28, 1863
U.S. Senator from Illinois (1849–1855)
U.S. Senator from Minnesota (1858–1859)
U.S. Senator form Missouri (1879)
Henry Hastings Sibley.jpg Sibley, Henry Hastings Brigadier General, USV
(March 20, 1863)
Major General, USV
(November 29, 1865)
Original appointment as Brigadier General, USV (September 29, 1862) expired March 4, 1863
Congressional Delegate from the Wisconsin Territory (1848–1849)
Congressional Delegate from the Minnesota Territory (1849–1853)
1st Governor of Minnesota (1858–1860)
Daniel Edgar Sickles.jpg Sickles, Daniel Edgar Major General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
MOH, Battle of Gettysburg (July 2, 1863)
U.S. Congressman from New York (1857–1861, 1893–1895)
U.S. minister to Spain (1869–1874)
Franz Sigel.jpg Sigel, Franz Major General, USV
(March 21, 1862)
Resigned May 4, 1865
Gen-Sill.jpg Sill, Joshua Woodrow Brigadier General, USV
(July 16, 1862)
USMA, 1853
KIA, Battle of Stones River (December 31, 1862)
Slack, James Richard Brigadier General, USV
(November 10, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Lieutenant-slemmer.jpg Slemmer, Adam Jacoby Lieutenant Colonel, USA
(February 8, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1850
Henry Warner Slocum.jpg Slocum, Henry Warner Major General, USV
(July 4, 1862)
USMA, 1852
Resigned September 28, 1865
U.S. Congressman from New York (1869–1973, 1883–1885)
John potts slough.jpg Slough, John Potts Brigadier General, USV
(August 25, 1862)
AJSmith.jpg Smith, Andrew Jackson Lieutenant Colonel, USA
*May 9, 1864)
Major General, USV
(May 12, 1864)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1838
CFSmith.jpg Smith, Charles Ferguson Colonel, USA
(September 9, 1861)
Major General, USV
(March 21, 1862)
USMA, 1825
Died from infection April 25, 1862
Smith, Charles Henry Colonel, USV
(June 18, 1863)
Major General, USA
(March 2, 1867)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Saint Mary's Church (June 24, 1864)
Giles Alexander Smith - Brady-Handy.jpg Smith, Giles Alexander Major General, USV
(November 24, 1865)
Brother of Morgan Lewis Smith
Last Major General of volunteers by seniority
Green Clay Smith - Brady-Handy.jpg Smith, Green Clay Brigadier General, USV
(June 11, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865(
Resigned December 4, 1863
U.S. Congressman from Kentucky (1863–1866)
Territorial Governor of Montana (1866–1869)
Smith, Gustavus Adolphus Brigadier General, USV
(September 19, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Appointment expired March 4, 1863
John E Smith.jpg Smith, John Eugene Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USV
(January 12, 1865)
MLSmith.jpg Smith, Morgan Lewis
(aka Sanford, Martin L.)
Brigadier General, USV
(July 16, 1862)
Resigned July 12, 1865
Brother of Giles Alexander Smith
TCHSmith.jpg Smith, Thomas Church Haskell Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
TKSmith.jpg Smith, Thomas Kilby Brigadier General, USV
(August 11, 1863)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
WFSmith MGEN.JPG Smith, William Farrar Major
(March 3, 1863)
Major General, USV
(March 9, 1864)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1845
Original appointment as Major General, USV (July 4, 1862) expired March 4, 1863
William Jay Smith (Tennessee politician).jpg Smith, William Jay Colonel, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Brigadier General, USV
(June 16, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Tennessee (1869–1871)
William Sooy Smith.jpg Smith, William Sooy Brigadier General, USV
(April 15, 1862)
Resigned July 15, 1864
Thomas Alfred Smyth.JPG Smyth, Thomas Alfred Brigadier General, USV
(October 1, 1864)
Major General, USV
(April 7, 1865)
DOW, Battle of Cumberland Church (w. April 7, 1865, d. April 9, 1865)
Last Union general killed during the war
Spalding, George Colonel, USV
(February 12, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 21, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Michigan (1895–1899)
OliverLymanSpaulding.jpg Spaulding, Oliver Lyman Colonel, USV
(April 16, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(June 25, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Michigan (1881–1883)
James-gallant-spears.jpg Spears, James Gallant Brigadier General, USV
(March 5, 1862)
Arrested February 6, 1864 for insubordination; Court-martialed and dismissed from service August 30, 1864
George E. Spencer - Brady-Handy.jpg Spencer, George Eliphaz Colonel, USV
(September 11, 1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Senator from Alabama (1868–1879)
Francis Barreto Spinola.jpg Spinola, Francis Barretto Brigadier General, USV
(October 1, 1862)
Resigned June 8, 1865
U.S. Congressman from New York (1887–1893)
John W Sprague.jpg Sprague, John Wilson Brigadier General, USV
(July 30, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Atlanta (July 22, 1864)
Spurling, Andrew Barclay Lieutenant Colonel, USV
(June 13, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 26, 1865)
MOH for actions near Evergreen, Alabama (March 23, 1865)
Julius Stahel.jpg Stahel, Julius
(b. Stahel-Számwald, Julius H.)
Major General, USV
(March 14, 1863)
MOH, Battle of Piedmont (June 5, 1864)
Resigned February 8, 1865
David Sloane Stanley head.jpg Stanley, David Sloane Major, USA
(December 1, 1863)
Major General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1852
MOH, Battle of Franklin (November 30, 1864)
G J Stannard UA ACW.JPG Stannard, George Jerrison Brigadier General, USV
(March 11, 1863)
Major General, USV
(October 28, 1864)
JohnConverseStarkweatherThu.jpg Starkweather, John Converse Brigadier General, USV
(July 17, 1863)
Resigned May 11, 1865
Stedman, Griffin Alexander, Jr. Colonel, USV
(September 17, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
August 5, 1862
DOW, Siege of Petersburg (w. August 5, 1864, d. August 6, 1864)
JBSteedmanMGenright.jpg Steedman, James Blair Major General, USV
(April 20, 1864)
FSteele.jpg Steele, Frederick Lieutenant Colonel
(August 26, 1863)
Major General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1843
AaronStevens.jpg Stevens, Aaron Fletcher Colonel, USV
(September 23, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(December 8, 1864)
U.S. Congressman from New Hampshire (1867–1871)
Hazard Stevens.jpg Stevens, Hazard Major, USV
(October 13, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(April 2, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Fort Huger (April 19, 1863)
Son of Isaac Ingalls Stevens
Isaacstevens.jpg Stevens, Isaac Ingalls Major General, USV
(July 4, 1862)
USMA, 1839
KIA, Battle of Chantilly (September 1, 1862)
Territorial Governor of Washington (1853–1857)
Congressional Delegate for the Washington Territory (1857–1861)
Father of Hazard Stevens
Stevenson, John Dunlap Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Resigned April 22, 1864
Reappointed Brigadier General, USV August 7, 1864
Stevenson, Thomas Greely Brigadier General, USV
(March 14, 1863)
KIA, Battle of Spotsylvania Court House (May 10, 1864)
Original appointment as Brigadier General, USV (December 24, 1862) expired March 4, 1863
Stokes, James Hughes Brigadier General, USV
(July 20, 1865)
USMA, 1835
William Brickly Stokes - Brady-Handy.jpg Stokes, William Brickly Colonel, USV
(November 15, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Tennessee (1859–1861, 1866–1871)
Stolbrand, Charles John (b. Stolbrand, Carl Johan; aka Stolbrand, Carlos John) Brigadier General, USV
(February 18, 1865)
C P Stone UA ACW.jpg Stone, Charles Pomeroy Colonel, USA
(May 14, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(May 17, 1861)
USMA, 1845
Mustered out of volunteer service April 4, 1864
Resigned September 13, 1864
Willstone.gif Stone, William Milo Colonel, USV
(September 9, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Resigned August 13, 1863
Governor of Iowa (1864–1868)
General George Stoneman.jpg Stoneman, George Lieutenant Colonel, USA
(March 30, 1864)
Major General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1846
Governor of California (1883–1887)
Edwin H. Stoughton.jpg Stoughton, Edwin Henry Brigadier General, USV
(November 5, 1862)
USMA, 1859
Volunteer appointment expired March 4, 1863
Stoughton, William Lewis Colonel, USV
(April 1, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Mustered out September 30, 1864
U.S. Congressman from Michigan (1869–1873)
GCStrong.jpg Strong, George Crockett Captain, USA
(March 3, 1863)
Major General, USV
(July 18, 1863)
USMA, 1857
DOW, Second Battle of Fort Wagner (w. July 18, 1863, d. July 30, 1863)
Strong, William Kerley Brigadier General, USV
(September 28, 1861)
Resigned October 20, 1863
Stuart, David Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Appointment expired March 4, 1863
Resigned April 3, 1863
U.S. Congressman from Michigan (1853–1855)
Stumbaugh, Frederick Shearer Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Appointment revoked January 22, 1863
Mustered out May 15, 1863
Samuel D. Sturgis - Brady-Handy.jpg Sturgis, Samuel Davis Lieutenant Colonel, USA
(October 27, 1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(October 10, 1861)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1846
Sullivan, Jeremiah Cutler Brigadier General, USV
(April 28, 1862)
U.S. Naval Academy, 1848
Resigned May 11, 1865
Sullivan, Peter John Colonel, USV
(January 30, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Resigned August 7, 1863
U.S. minister to Colombia (1867–1869)
BG Alfred Sully.jpg Sully, Alfred Major, USA
(March 15, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(September 26, 1862)
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 8, 1865)
USMA, 1841
Edwin Vose Sumner 1.png Sumner, Edwin Vose Brigadier General, USA
(March 16, 1861)
Major General, USV
(July 4, 1862)
Major General, USA
(May 31, 1862)
Died of a heart attack March 21, 1863
WSwayne.jpg Swayne, Wager Major General, USV
(June 20, 1865)
MOH, Second Battle of Corinth (October 4, 1862)
Last Major General of volunteers appointed (May 1, 1866)
Son of Supreme Court Justice Noah Haynes Swayne
TWSweeney.jpg Sweeny, Thomas William Major, USA
(October 20, 1863)
Brigadier General USV
(November 29, 1862)
Swift, Frederick William Colonel, USV
(December 4, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Campbell's Station (November 16, 1863)
GenGS.jpg Sykes, George Lieutenant Colonel, USA
(October 16, 1863)
Major General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1838
Jacob Hale Sypher - Brady-Handy.jpg Sypher, Jacob Hale
(aka Sypher, Jay Hale)
Colonel, USV
(August 11, 1864)
Brigadier General USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Louisiana (1868–1869, 1870–1875)

T [edit]

Image Name Substantive
Rank
Brevet
Rank
Notes
GeneralGeorgeWTaylor.jpg Taylor, George William Brigadier General, USV
(May 9, 1862)
DOW, Bull Run Bridge (w. August 27, 1862, d. September 1, 1862)
Taylor, John McLean Lieutenant Colonel, USA Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Son of Joseph Pannell Taylor
Nephew of President Zachary Taylor
Cousin of General Richard Taylor, CSA
Brother-in-law of Albert Gallatin Lawrence and General David Rumph Jones, CSA
Taylor, Joseph Pannell Brigadier General, USA
(February 9, 1863)
Commissary General of the Army (1861–1864)
Died June 29, 1864
Brother of President Zachary Taylor
Uncle of generals Richard Taylor, CSA and David Rumph Jones, CSA
Father of John McLean Taylor
Father-in-law of Albert Gallatin Lawrence
Nelson Taylor.jpg Taylor, Nelson Brigadier General, USV
(September 7, 1862)
Resigned January 19, 1863
U.S. Congressman from New York (1865–1867)
WRTerrill.jpg Terrill, William R. Captain, USA
(May 14, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(September 9, 1862)
USMA, 1853
KIA, Battle of Perryville (October 8, 1862)
Brother of Confederate general James Barbour Terrill
Gen Alfred Terry.jpg Terry, Alfred Howe Brigadier General, USA
(January 15, 1865)
Major General, USV
(January 16, 1865)
Received the Thanks of Congress (January 24, 1865)
Terry, Henry Dwight Brigadier General, USV
(July 17, 1862)
Resigned February 7, 1865
John Milton Thayer - Brady-Handy.jpg Thayer, John Milton Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1863)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Original appointment as Brigadier General, USV (October 4, 1862) expired March 4, 1863
Territorial Governor of Wyoming (1875–1878)
Governor of Nebraska (1887–1891); remained in office until February 8, 1892, claiming successor was not a U.S. citizen
SylvanusThayer.jpg Thayer, Sylvanus Colonel, USA Brigadier General, USA
(May 31, 1863)
Retired June 1, 1863
Superintendent, USMA (1817–1833)
Longest-serving West Point superintendent
Oldest officer brevetted brigadier general
Thomas, Charles Colonel, USA Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Acting Quartermaster General
George Henry Thomas - Brady-Handy.jpg Thomas, George Henry Major General, USA
(January 16, 1865)
USMA, 1840
Received the Thanks of Congress (March 3, 1865)
Thomas, Henry Goddard Captain, USA
Brigadier General, USV
(November 30, 1864)
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
GenLThomas.jpg Thomas, Lorenzo Brigadier General, USA
(August 3, 1861)
Major General, USA
March 13, 1865
USMA, 1823
Adjutant General of the Army (1861–1869)
StephenThomas.jpg Thomas, Stephen Brigadier General, USV
(February 1, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Cedar Creek (October 19, 1864)
Mustered out as Colonel, USV (January 21, 1865)
Major William G. Thompson - History of Iowa.jpg Thompson, William Colonel, USV
(July 20, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Iowa (1847–1850)
CMThruston.jpg Thruston, Charles Mynn Brigadier General, USV
(September 7, 1861)
USMA, 1814
Resigned April 17, 1862
Tibbits, William B. Brigadier General, USV
(October 18, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Tillson, Davis Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
USMA (class of 1853); left due to amputation of leg, 1851
JBSTodd.jpg Todd, John Blair Smith Brigadier General, USV
(September 19, 1861)
USMA, 1837
Appointment as Brigadier General, USV expired June 17, 1862
Congressional Delegate to Congress for the Dakota Territory (1861–1863, 1864–1865)
Cousin of Mary Todd Lincoln
Charles Henry Tompkins.jpg Tompkins, Charles Henry Captain, USA
Colonel, USV
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, action near Fairfax, Virginia (June 1, 1861)
USMA (class of 1851), resigned 1849
Commissioner, Lincoln assassination trial
A T A Torbert.jpg Torbert, Alfred Thomas Archimedes Captain, USA
(September 25, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1855
Also nominated and confirmed as First Lieutenant, CSA (March 18, 1861); refused appointment
Joseph Gilbert Totten.jpg Totten, Joseph Gilbert Brigadier General, USA
(March 3, 1863)
Major General, USA
(1864)
USMA, 1805 (tenth graduate of West Point)
Chief of Engineers (1838–1864)
Died of pneumonia (April 22, 1864)
ZBTower.jpg Tower, Zealous Bates Lieutenant Colonel, USA
(November, 1865)
Brigadier General, USV
(November 23, 1861)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1841
Superintendent, USMA (July, 1864-September, 1864)
BFTracy.jpg Tracy, Benjamin Franklin Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, Battle of the Wilderness (May 6, 1864)
Secretary of the Navy (1889–1893)
Brother-in-law of Isaac Swartwood Catlin
Tremain, Henry Edwin Major, USV Brigadier General, USV
(November 30, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Resaca (May 15, 1864)
Turchin.jpg Turchin, John Basil
(b. Turchaninov, Ivan Vasilovitch)
Brigadier General, USV
(July 17, 1862)
Resigned October 4, 1864
Only general officer on either side from Russia
Turner, John Wesley Colonel, USA
Brigadier General, USV
(September 7, 1863)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(1864)
USMA, 1855
James M Tuttle.jpg Tuttle, James Madison Brigadier General, USV
(June 9, 1862)
Resigned June 14, 1864
General Daniel Tyler USA.jpg Tyler, Daniel Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1862)
Resigned April 6, 1864
Uncle of Robert Ogden Tyler
Gen-ebtyler.jpg Tyler, Erastus B. Brigadier General, USV
(May 14, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Robert O Tyler.jpg Tyler, Robert Ogden Major, USA
Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USV
(1864)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1853
Nephew of Daniel Tyler
Hector Tyndale by JE McClees.png Tyndale, Hector
(b. Tyndale, George Hector)
Brigadier General, USV
(April 9, 1863)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Resigned August 26, 1864

U [edit]

Image Name Substantive
Rank
Brevet
Rank
Notes
General Daniel Ullman.jpg Ullmann, Daniel Brigadier General, USV
(January 13, 1863)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Underwood, Adin Ballou Brigadier General, USV
(November 6, 1863)
Major General, USV
(August, 1865)
EmoryUpton.jpg Upton, Emory Captain, USA
Brigadier General, USV
(May 12, 1864)
Major General, USA
Major General, USV
USMA, 1861
Superintendent, USMA (1870–1875)
One of only two general officers ever promoted on the field by General Grant

V [edit]

Image Name Substantive
Rank
Brevet
Rank
Notes
Van Alen, James Henry Brigadier General, USV
(April 15, 1862)
Resigned July 14, 1863
HoratioPVanCleve.jpg Van Cleve, Horatio Phillips Brigadier General, USV
(March 21, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1831
Ferdinand Van Derveer.jpg Van Derveer, Ferdinand Brigadier General, USV
(October 4, 1864)
Resigned June 7, 1865
Stewart Van Vliet - Brady-Handy.jpg Van Vliet, Stewart Major, USA
(August, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Brigadier General, USA
(October, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1840
Earlier appointment as Brigadier General, USV (September 23, 1861) expired July 17, 1862
VAN WYCK, Charles Henry.jpg Van Wyck, Charles H. Brigadier General, USV
(September 27, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from New York (1859–1863, 1867–1871)
U.S. Senator from Nebraska (1881–1887)
William Vandever - Brady-Handy.jpg Vandever, William Brigadier General
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USV
(June, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Iowa (1859–1861)
U.S. Congressman from California (1887–1891)
Veatch, James C. Brigadier General, USV
(April 28, 1862)
Major General, USV
(1865)
Viele1v.jpg Viele, Egbert Ludovicus Brigadier General, USV
(August 17, 1861)
USMA, 1847
Resigned October 23., 1863
U.S. Congressman from New York (1885–1887)
Vifquain, Victor Lieutenant Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Fort Blakely (April 9, 1865)
Strong Vincent.jpg Vincent, Strong Brigadier General, USV
(July 3, 1863)
DOW, Battle of Gettysburg (July 2, 1863, d. July 7, 1863)
Vinton, Francis Laurens Captain, USA
(October, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1863)
USMA, 1856
Earlier appointment as Brigadier General, USV (September 19, 1862) expired March 4, 1863
Resigned May 5, 1863
Israel Vogdes.jpg Vogdes, Israel Colonel, USA
(1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Brigadier General, USA USMA, 1837
Adolph von Steinwehr.JPG Von Steinwehr, Adolph Wilhelm August Freidrich, Baron Brigadier General, USV
(October 12, 1861)
Resigned July 3, 1865
Col Ernst Von Vegeseck.jpg Von Vegesack, Ernst Mathias Peter, Baron Colonel, USV
(1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Gaines' Mill (June 27, 1862)

W [edit]

Image Name Substantive
Rank
Brevet
Rank
Notes
Wade, Melancthon Smith Brigadier General, USV
(October 1, 1861)
Resigned March 18, 1862
JSWadsworth civ.jpg Wadsworth, James Samuel Brigadier General, USV
(August 9, 1861)
Major General, USV
(May 6, 1863)
DOW, Battle of the Wilderness (w. May 6, 1863, d. May 8, 1863)
GeorgeDWagner.jpg Wagner, George Day Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Relieved of duty at his own request, December 4, 1864
Mustered out August 24, 1865
Wagner, Louis Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Commander-in-chief, GAR (1880)
C C Walcutt BGen ACW.jpg Walcutt, Charles C. Brigadier General, USV
(June 30, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Lew Wallace - Brady-Handy.jpg Wallace, Lewis "Lew" Major General, USV
(March 21, 1862)
Commissioner on Lincoln assassination trial
Territorial Governor of New Mexico (1878–1881)
U.S. minister to the Ottoman Empire (1881–1885)
WHL Wallace.jpg Wallace, William Harvey Lamb Brigadier General, USV
(March 21, 1862)
DOW, Battle of Shiloh (w. April 7, 1862, d. April 10, 1862)
George Hull Ward 1861.jpg Ward, George Hull Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
DOW, Battle of Gettysburg (w. July 2, 1863, d. July 3, 1863)
JHHWard-ACWstanding.jpg Ward, John Henry Hobart Brigadier General, USV
(October 4, 1862)
Relieved May 12, 1864
Mustered out June 18, 1864
Ward, William Thomas Brigadier General, USV
(September 18, 1861)
Major General, USV
(February 24, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Kentucky (1851–1853)
Warner, Adoniram Judson Colonel, USV, USN
(November 15, 1863)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Ohio (1879–1881, 1883–1887)
Warner, James Meech Captain, USA
(October 8, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(May 8, 1865)
Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1860
Warner, Willard Colonel, USV
(October, 1864)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Senator from Alabama (1868–1871)
Brother-in-law of Charles Robert Woods and William Burnham Woods
Warren, Fitz Henry Brigadier General, USV
(July 16, 1862)
Major General, USV
(August 24, 1865)
U.S. minister to Guatemala (1866–1869)
GKWarren.jpg Warren, Gouverneur Kemble Major, USA
Major General, USV
(May 3, 1863)
USMA, 1850
Resigned volunteer commission May 27, 1865
Cadwallader Colden Washburn.jpg Washburn, Cadwallader Colden Major General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
U.S. Congressman from Wisconsin (1855–1861, 1867–1871)
Governor of Wisconsin (1871–1873)
Brother of Illinois Congressman Elihu Benjamin Washburne
Washburn, Francis Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(April 6, 1865)
DOW, Battle of High Bridge (w. April 6, 1865, d. April 22, 1865)
HenryDWashburn.JPG Washburn, Henry Dana Colonel, USV
(July 16, 1862)
Major General, USV
(July 26, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Indiana (1866–1869)
Watkins, Louis Douglass Captain, USA
(July, 1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(September 25, 1865)
Son-in-law of Lovell Harrison Rousseau
James Weaver - Brady-Handy.jpg Weaver, James Baird Colonel, USV
(1862)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Iowa (1879–1881, 1885–1889)
Alexander S. Webb.jpg Webb, Alexander Stewart Brigadier General, USV
(June 23, 1863)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(August 1, 1864)
MOH, Battle of Gettysburg (July 3, 1864)
USMA, 1855
Weber, Max
(aka Von Weber, Max)
Brigadier General, USV
(April 28, 1862)
Resigned May 13, 1865
Webster, Joseph Dana Major, USA
(July 1, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Stephen Weed.jpg Weed, Stephen Hinsdale Captain, USA
(May 14, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(June 6, 1863)
USMA, 1854
KIA, Battle of Gettysburg (July 2, 1863)
Godfrey Weitzel - Brady-Handy.jpg Weitzel, Godfrey Captain, USA
Major General, USV
(November 17, 1864)
USMA, 1855
Wells, George Duncan Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(October 12, 1864)
DOW, Battle of Cedar Creek (w. October 12, 1864, d. October 13, 1864)
Henry Wells.jpg Wells, Henry Horatio Lieutenant Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(June 3, 1865)
Provisional Governor of Virginia (1868–1869)
Wells, William Brigadier General, USV
(May 19, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
ColThosWelsh.jpg Welsh, Thomas Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1863)
Original appointment as Brigadier General, USV (November 29, 1862) expired March 4, 1863
Died of malaria, August 14, 1863
Wessells, Henry Walton Colonel, USA
(1865)
Brigadier General, USV
(April 25, 1862)
Brigadier General, USA USMA, 1833
Joseph R. West - cwpbh 03614.jpg West, Joseph Rodman Brigadier General, USV
(October 25, 1862)
Major General, USV
(January 4, 1866)
U.S. Senator from Louisiana (1871–1877)
FrankWheaton.jpg Wheaton, Frank First Lieutenant, USA
(1855)
Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USA
Major General, USV
Son-in-law of Adjutant General Samuel Cooper, CSA
Amiel Weeks Whipple.jpg Whipple, Amiel Weeks Major General, USV
(May 3, 1863)
Major General, USA
(May 7, 1863)
USMA, 1841
DOW, Battle of Chancellorsville (w. May 4, 1863, d. May 7, 1863)
Whipple, William Denison Colonel, USA
Brigadier General, USV
(July 17, 1863)
Major General, USA USMA, 1851
Whitaker, Edward Washburn Lieutenant Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, First Battle of Ream's Station (June 29, 1864)
WCWhitakerACWseatedclose.jpg Whitaker, Walter Chiles Brigadier General, USV
(June 25, 1863)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Harry White Pennsylvania - Brady-Handy.jpg White, Harry Major, USV
(December 13, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania (1877–1881)
White, Julius Brigadier General, USV
(June 9, 1862)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Resigned November 19, 1864
Brig General Edward A. Wild.png Wild, Edward Augustus Brigadier General, USV
(April 24, 1863)
Orlando B. Willcox - Brady-Handy.jpg Willcox, Orlando Bolivar Brigadier General, USV
(July 21, 1861)
Major General, USA
Major General, USV
MOH First Battle of Bull Run (July 21, 1861)
USMA, 1847
Alpheus S. Williams.jpg Williams, Alpheus Starkey Brigadier General, USV
(May 17, 1861)
Major General, USV
(January 12, 1866)
U.S. Congressman from Michigan (1875–1879)
Williams, David Henry Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Appointment expired March 4, 1863
Williams, Nelson Grosvenor Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
USMA (class of 1843), withdrew July, 1840
Resigned November 27, 1862
Appointment expired March 9, 1863
General Seth Williams-01.jpg Williams, Seth Major, USA
(August, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(September 23, 1861)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1864)
Major General, USV
(August, 1864)
USMA, 1842
Williams, Thomas Major, USA
(May 14, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(September 28, 1861)
KIA, Battle of Baton Rouge (August 5, 1862) USMA, 1837
James Alexander Williamson.jpg Williamson, James Alexander Brigadier General, USV
(January 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Chickasaw Bayou (December 29, 1862)
August Willich.jpg Willich, August
(b. Von Willich, August)
Brigadier General, USV
(July 17, 1862)
Major General, USV
(October 21, 1865)
James Wilson (soldier).jpg Wilson, James Harrison First Lieutenant, USA
(1861)
Major General, USV
(May 6, 1865)
Major General, USA USMA, 1860
Winthrop, Frederick Colonel, USV Major General, USV
(April 1, 1865)
KIA, Battle of Five Forks (April 1, 1865)
I J Wistar BGEN UA ACW.JPG Wistar, Isaac Jones Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Resigned September 15, 1864
Witcher, John Seashoales Lieutenant Colonel, USV
(May 6, 1865)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from West Virginia (1869–1871)
Withington, William Herbert Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, First Battle of Bull Run (July 21, 1861)
Wood, Henry Clay Major, USA Brigadier General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
MOH, Battle of Wilson's Creek (August 10, 1861)
Thomas J Wood.jpg Wood, Thomas John Colonel, USA
(1861)
Major General, USV
(January 27, 1865)
USMA, 1845
DanielPhineasWoodbury.jpg Woodbury, Daniel Phineas Lieutenant Colonel, USA
(1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(March 19, 1862)
Major General, USA (August 15, 1864) USMA, 1836
Died of yellow fever (August 15, 1864)
Stewart L Woodford 1909.jpg Woodford, Steward Lyndon Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(May 12, 1865)
U.S. Congressman from New York (1873–1874)
U.S. minister to Spain (1897–1898)
CRWoodsBrigGen.jpg Woods, Charles Robert Captain
(April 1, 1861)
Brigadier General, USV
(August 4, 1863)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
Major General, USV
(November 22, 1864)
USMA, 1852
Brother of William Burnham Woods
Brother-in-law of Willard Warner
Woods, William Burnham Brigadier General, USV
(May 31, 1865)
Major General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (1880–1887)
Brother of Charles Robert Woods
Brother-in-law of Willard Warner
John E. Wool.jpg Wool, John Ellis Major General, USA
(May 16, 1862)
Retired August 1, 1863
Oldest Civil War general in active service (b. February 29, 1784)
George Wright (Army General).jpg Wright, George Colonel, USA
(1855)
Brigadier General, USV
(September 28, 1861)
USMA, 1822
Died in the wreck of the steamer Brother Jonathan (June 30, 1865)
HGWright.jpg Wright, Horatio Gouverneur Major, USA
(August, 1861)
Major General, USV
(May 12, 1864)
Major General, USA
(March 13, 1865)
USMA, 1841
Original appointment as Major General, USV (July 18, 1862) expired March 4, 1863

Y [edit]

Image Name Substantive
Rank
Brevet
Rank
Notes
Samuel Young.jpg Young, Samuel Baldwin Marks Colonel, USV
(December, 1864)
Brigadier General, USV
(April 9.1865)
Commander-in-chief, MOLLUS (1913–1915, 1915–1919)
TLYoung.jpg Young, Thomas Lowry Colonel, USV Brigadier General, USV
(March 13, 1865)
Governor of Ohio(1877–1878)
U.S. Congressman from Ohio (1879–1883)

Z [edit]

Image Name Substantive
Rank
Brevet
Rank
Notes
GenSamKZook.jpg Zook, Samuel Kosciuszko Brigadier General, USV
(November 29, 1862)
Major General, USV
(July 3, 1863)
DOW, Battle of Gettysburg (July 2, 1863, d. July 3, 1863)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hunt, Roger D. and Brown, Jack R., Brevet Brigadier Generals in Blue. Olde Soldier Books, Inc.,, Gaithersburg, MD, 1990. ISBN 1-56013-002-4