West Point Classmates~2

West Point Classmates~2

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 second of several random samples. Take note of the class rank. [Union generals are designated as USA. Confederate generals as CSA.]

Class of 1835:

George Morell, USA, 1st in a class of 56

George Morell

George Morell

George Gordon Meade, USA, 19th in a class of 56

George Gordon Meade

George Gordon Meade

Class of 1836:

Danville Leadbetter, CSA, 3rd in a class of 49

Danville Leadbetter

Danville Leadbetter

Montgomery Meigs, USA, 5th in a class of 49

Montgomery Meigs

Montgomery Meigs

Class of 1837:

Braxton Bragg, CSA, 5th in a class of 50

Braxton Bragg

Braxton Bragg

Jubal Early, CSA, 18th in a class of 50

Jubal Early

Jubal Early

John Sedgwick, USA, 24th in a class of 50

John Sedgwick

John Sedgwick

John Pemberton, CSA, 27th in a class of 50

John Pemberton

John Pemberton

Joseph Hooker, USA, 29th in a class of 50.

Joseph Hooker

Joseph Hooker

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