West Point Classmates~1

West Point Classmates~1

Career soldiers who had graduated from the military academy at West Point, New York, became generals on both sides during the Civil War. At times this meant classmates or friends ended up on opposite sides, even fighting one another. Some of these soldiers were outstanding leaders, some were mediocre and some down right incompetent or dangerous to their commands. Here is the first of several random samples.

Class of 1822:

Isaac R Trimble, CSA, 17 of a class of 40.

Isaac R Trimble

Isaac R Trimble

David Hunter, USA, 25 of a class of 40.

David Hunter

David Hunter

Class of 1823:

George S Greene, USA, 2 of a class of 35.

George S Greene

George S Greene

Lorenzo Thomas, USA, 17 of a class of 35.

Lorenzo Thomas

Lorenzo Thomas

Class of 1826:

Albert Sidney Johnston, CSA, 8 of a class of 41.

Albert Sidney Johnston

Albert Sidney Johnston

Class of 1827:

Leonidas Polk, CSA, 8 of a class of 38.

Leonidas Polk

Leonidas Polk

Philip St George Cooke, USA, 23 of a class of 38.

Philip St George Cooke

Philip St George Cooke

Class of 1829:

Robert E Lee, CSA, 2 of a class of 46.

Robert E Lee

Robert E Lee

Joseph E Johnston, CSA, 13 of a class of 46.

Joseph E Johnston

Joseph E Johnston

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