West Point Classmates~03

West Point Classmates~3

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

Class of 1838– 45 in graduating class.

Pierre Beauregard, CSA, 2nd in the class.

General Pierre Beauregard

General Pierre Beauregard

Irvin, McDowell, USA, 23rd in the class

General Irvin McDowell

General Irvin McDowell

Henry Hopkins Sibley, CSA, 31st in the class.

General Henry Hopkins Sibley

General Henry Hopkins Sibley

Class of 1840– 42 in graduating class.

Paul O Hebert, CSA, 1st in the class.

General Paul Hebert

General Paul Hebert

William Tecumseh Sherman, USA, 6th in the class.

General William Tecumseh Sherman

General William Tecumseh Sherman

George H Thomas, USA, 12th in the class.

General George Thomas

General George Thomas

Bushrod Johnson, CSA, 23rd in the class.

General Bushrod Johnson

General Bushrod Johnson

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