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Missing generals

Sun May 20, 2007 4:49 pm

Thanks to TC237 and RICKD79 we now have a big file with not less than 52 US and 53 CSA generals, both in English and French (mostly highest ranking officers).

Some biographies are missing however (the list is based on the PDF game file, 'Leaders Appearance List'). Who could help us ?

For the USA :
Samuel Curtis
Alexander McCook
Edward Ord
Philip Sheridan
George Sykes
Henry Slocum
Darius Couch
Jesse Reno
John Reynolds
Abner Doubleday
Alfred Pleasanton
Gordon Granger
Robert Mitchell
James McPherson
John Logan
John Schofield
Daniel Sickles
George Stoneman
Winfield Hancock
John Gibbon
James Blunt
Frederick Steele
Foxhall Parker
Francis Blair
David Birney
Francis Barlow
Henry Hunt
Francis Herron
James Wadsworth
John Newton
William Averell
Benjamin Grierson
Hugh Kilpatrick
John Bufford
Quincy Gillmore
James Wilson
George Custer
Edward Canby
Samuel Chase
Gouverneur Warren


For the CSA :
Robert E. Rodes
Raphael Semmes
Stand Watie
John A. Wharton
Joseph Wheeler
John B. Floyd
Bushrod Johnson
Benjamin McCulloch
Charles S. Winder
Robert Hoke
David Jones
John McCown
Joseph Kershaw
Charles Field
Cadmus M. Wilcox
William Walker
William Taliaferro
Jones Withers
Edward P. Alexander
Edward Johnson
John G. Walker
Robert Ramson
Carter L. Stevenson
Isaac R. Trimble
William Bate

TIA! :cool:

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Some more Confederate generals:

David R. Jones:
- Born on April 5, 1825, Orangeburg, South Carolina
- West Point Class of 1846
- Nephew of Zachary Taylor and cousin of Jefferson Davis and Richard Taylor
- Served in the Mexican-American War

John G. Walker:
- Born on July 22, 1821, Jefferson City, Missouri
- Graduated from the predecessor to Washington University in 1844
- Joined the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant of the U.S. Mounted Rifles in 1846
- Served in the Mexican-American War

William B. Taliaferro:
- Born on December 28, 1822, Gloucester County, Virginia
- Nephew of James A. Seddon
- attended Harvard University and William and Mary College (Graduated in 1841)
- Joined the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War, serving in the 9th and 11th U.S. Infantry
- Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
- Commander of a division of the Virginia state militia
- Served at Harpers Ferry following the raid of the town's arsenal by John Brown

Robert Rodes:
- Born on March 29, 1829, Lynchburg, Virginia
- V.M.I. Class of 1848
- Taught at V.M.I. as an assistant professor until 1851
- Left V.M.I. when the promotion to full professor he wanted was given to Thomas J. Jackson
- Served as chief engineer for the Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Isaac Trimble:
- Born on May 15, 1802, Culpepper County, Virginia
- West Point Class of 1822
- Served in the 3rd and 1st U.S. Artillery regiments
- Left the U.S. Army in 1832 to work on civil engineering and railroad construction
- Helped survey the route of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
- Served as a construction engineer for a number of other railroads

Edward Johnson:
- Born on April 16, 1816, Chesterfield County, Virginia
- West Point Class of 1830
- Served in the 6th U.S. Infantry
- Fought in the Seminole Wars, and the Mexican-American War, where he was brevetted twice for bravery
- Served in the Dakota Territory, California, Kansas, and on the Mormon Expedition

Edward P. Alexander:
- Born on May 26, 1835, Washington, Georgia
- West Point Class of 1857
- Briefly taught engineering and fencing at West Point
- Participated in weapons experiments and worked on signal flag codes
- Served in Washington Territory at Fort Steilacoom and at Alcatraz Island near San Francisco, California

Joseph Kershaw:
- Born on January 5, 1822, Camden, South Carolina
- Admitted to the bar in 1843
- Member of the South Carolina Senate from 1852 to 1856

Cadmus Wilcox:
- Born on May 20, 1824, Wayne County, North Carolina
- West Point Class of 1846
- Served in the 4th U.S. Infantry
- Fought in the Mexican-American war, where he was brevetted for bravery
- Assistant instructor of military tactics at West Point from 1852 to 1857
- Published a manual on rifles and rifle firing, which became the standard textbook on the subject

Charles W. Field:
- Born on April 6, 1828, Woodford County, Kentucky
- Field's father was a personal friend of Henry Clay
- West Point Class of 1849
- Served in the 2nd U.S. Dragoons and 2nd U.S. Cavalry
- Assigned to various frontier posts in New Mexico, Texas, and the Great Plains
- Assistant Instructor of Cavalry Tactics at West Point from 1856 - 1861

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Carter L. Stevenson:
- Born on September 21, 1817, Fredericksburg, Virginia
- West Point Class of 1838
- Served in the 5th U.S. Infantry
- Fought in the Seminole Wars and the Mexican-American War
- Fought in the Utah conflict against the Mormons
- Served in Mississippi, Indian Territory, and Texas

William Bate:
- Born on October 7, 1826
- Served in the Mexican-American War
- Served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1849 to 1851
- Graduated from law school in Lebanon, Tennessee in 1852
- Became district attorney general for the Nashville district in 1854

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Bushrod Johnson:
- Born on October 7, 1817, Belmont County, Ohio
- West Point Class of 1840
- Served in the 3rd U.S. Infantry
- Fought in the Semionole War and the Mexican-American War
- Forced to resign from the Army in 1847 after being accused of selling contraband goods
- Professor of philosophy and chemistry at the Western Military Institute, Georgetown, Kentucky (1851)
- Professor of engineering at the University of Nashville (1855)
- Active in the state militias of Kentucky and Tennessee

Joseph Wheeler:
- Born on September 10, 1836, Augusta, Georgia
- West Point Class of 1859
- Served in the 1st U.S. Dragoons

John A. Wharton:
- Born on July 23, 1828, Nashville, Tennessee
- Graduated from South Carolina College in 1850
- Studied law in Texas, establishing his practice in Brazoria
- Wealthy plantation owner

John B. Floyd
- Born on June 1, 1806, Blacksburg, Virginia
- Graduated from South Carolina College in 1826
- Served in the Virginia state legislature from 1847–49 and again in 1853
- Governor of Virginia from 1849-1852
- In 1857 became Secretary of War in the cabinet of President James Buchanan
- Lacked administrative ability
- Forced to resign as Secreatry of War in 1860, on accusations that had he honored heavy drafts made by government contractors in anticipation of their earnings

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And now some Yanks:

Samuel Curtis:
- Born on February 3, 1805, Champlain, New York
- West Point Class of 1831
- Worked as a Lawyer in Ohio
- Served as military governor of several occupied cities during the Mexican-American War
- Mayor of Keokuk, Iowa in 1856
- Republican congressman from 1857 to 1861

Alexander McCook:
- Born on April 22, 1831, Columbiana County, Ohio
- West Point Class of 1852
- Served against the Apaches and Utes in New Mexico from 1853-1857
- Assistant instructor of infantry tactics at West Point from 1858-1861
- 3 of his brothers and 2 of his cousins were also Union generals during the Civil War

Gouverneur Warren:
- Born on January 8, 1830, Cold Spring, New York
- West Point Class of 1850
- Served in the Corps of Topographical Engineers
- Worked on the Mississippi River, on transcontinental railroad surveys, and mapped the trans-Mississippi West
- Served as the engineer on William S. Harney's Sioux Expedition in the Nebraska Territory in 1855

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Edward Ord:
- Born on October 18, 1818, Cumberland, Maryland
- West Point Class of 1839 (Appointed by Andrew Jackson)
- Considered a mathematical genius
- Some accounts claim he was the grandson of King George IV, and cousin of Queen Victoria
- Served in the 3rd U.S. Artillery
- Fought in the Second Seminole War
- Surveyed and mapped Los Angeles in 1849

George Sykes:
- Born on October 9, 1822, Dover, Delaware
- West Point Class of 1842
- Nicknamed "Tardy George" by his West Point classmates
- Served in the 3rd U.S. Infantry
- Fought in the Seminole War and the Mexican-American War
- Breveted for his actions at Cerro Gordo in Mexico

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Philip Sheridan:
- Born on March 6, 1831, Albany, New York
- West Point Class of 1853
- Suspened a year from the academy for fighting with classmate William R. Terrill
- Served with the 1st & 4th U.S. Infantry
- While serving in the Pacific Northwest, fought in the Yakima War and the Rogue River Wars
- Stood only 5 feet 5 inches, leading to the nickname "Little Phil"

Henry Slocum:
- Born on September 24, 1827, Delphi, New York
- West Point Class of 1852
- Academy roommate of Philip Sheridan
- Served in the 1st U.S. Artillery
- Fought in the Seminole War
- Resigned his commission in 1856
- Admitted to the bar in 1858, and practiced law in Syracuse, New York
- Elected to New York State assembly in 1859

Darius Couch:
- Born on July 23, 1822, South East, New York
- West Point Class of 1846
- Served in the 4th U.S. Artillery
- Fought in the Mexican-American War and the Second Seminole War
- Brevetted for gallant conduct at the Battle of Buena Vista
- Took a one year leave of absense to conduct a scientific mission for the Smithsonian Institution
- Left the army in 1855 to work as a copper fabricator

Jesse Reno:
- Born on April 20, 1823, Wheeling, Virginia
- West Point Class of 1846
- Close friend of Thomas J. Jackson
- Fought in the Mexican-American War, where he commanded an artillery battery
- Brevetted twice for gallant conduct and bravery
- Served as a mathematics instructor at West Point and on the Ordnance Board in Washington, D.C.
- Took command of Mount Vernon Arsenal in Alabama in 1859

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Thu May 31, 2007 5:59 am

Superb work, thanks a lot ! :king:

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John Reynolds:
- Born on September 20, 1820, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
- West Point Class of 1841
- Served in the 3rd U.S. Artillery
- Fought in the Mexican-American War, where he was brevetted twice for gallantry
- Friend of Winfield S. Hancock and Lewis Armistead
- Fought in the Rogue River Wars and the Utah War against the Mormons
- Commandant of Cadets at West Point from Sep. 1860 to June 1861

Abner Doubleday:
- Born on June 26, 1819, Ballston Spa, New York
- Surveyor and Civil Engineer
- West Point Class of 1842
- Served in the 3rd U.S. Artillery
- Allegedly invented the game of baseball in Cooperstown, New York in 1839

Alfred Pleasonton:
- Born on July 7, 1824, Washington, D.C.
- West Point Class of 1844
- Served in the 1st and 2nd U.S. Dragoons
- Fought in the Mexican-American War, where he was brevetted for gallantry

Gordon Granger:
- Born on November 6, 1822, Joy, New York
- West Point Class of 1845
- Fought in the Mexican-American War
- Served on the frontier between wars

James McPherson:
- Born on November 14, 1828, Clyde, Ohio
- West Point Class of 1853 (Graduated 1st in class)
- Served in San Francisco, California

John Logan
- Born on February 8, 1826, Murphysboro, Illinois
- Had no formal education until age 14
- Fought in the Mexican-American War in the 1st Illinois Infantry
- Graduated from the Law Department at the University of Louisville in 1851
- Entered politics as a "Douglas" democrat
- Served in the State House of Representatives from 1853 to 1854 and in 1857
- Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1858 and 1860

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John Schofield:
- Born on September 29, 1831, Gerry, New York
- West Point Class of 1853
- Served in the U.S. Artillery
- Assistant professor of natural and experimental philosophy at West Point from 1855 to 1860
- Professor of physics at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri from 1860 to 1861

Dan Sickles:
- Born on October 20, 1819, New York, New York
- Studied law in the office of Benjamin Butler, admitted to the bar in 1846
- Member of the senate of New York state from 1856 to 1857
- Democratic representative in the United States Congress from 1857 to 1861
- Career full of scandals
- Censured by the New York State Assembly for escorting a known prostitute into its chambers
- Famous for killing his young wife's lover, the son of Francis Scott Key
- Defended in court by Edwin M. Stanton
- Acquitted of the charge of murder by reason of temporary insanity (first known use of this legal defense in U.S. history)

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George Stoneman:
- Born on August 22, 1822, Busti, New York
- West Point Class of 1846
- Academy roommate of Thomas J. Jackson
- Served in the west with the 1st U.S. Dragoons and 2nd U.S. Cavalry
- Fought in the Indian Wars
- Responsible for survey parties mapping the Sierra Nevada range for railroad lines

Winfield Hancock:
- Born on February 14, 1824, Montgomery Square, Pennsylvania
- Named for Winfield Scott
- West Point Class of 1844
- Served in the 6th U.S. Infantry
- Fought in the Mexican-American War, where he was brevetted for gallant and meritorius service
- Served as an army quartermaster and adjutant
- Served in the Third Seminole War, "Bleeding Kansas", Utah, and California

John Gibbon:
- Born on April 20, 1827, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Raised in North Carolina
- West Point Class of 1847
- Served in the 3rd U.S. Artillery
- Fought in the Mexican-American War
- Artillery instructor at West Point, where he wrote "The Artillerist's Manual" in 1859

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James Blunt:
- Born on July 21, 1826, Trenton, Maine
- Served as a sailor on a merchant vessel
- Practiced medicine in Ohio and Kansas
- Member of the convention that created the Kansas state constitution

Frederick Steele:
- Born on January 14, 1819, Delhi, New York
- West Point Class of 1843
- Fought in the Mexican-American War
- Served in California, Minnesota, Kansas, and Nebraska

Foxhall Parker:
- Born on August 5, 1821, New York, New York
- Appointed a midshipman on March 11, 1837
- Served with his father, Foxhall Parker, Sr., on the "Constitution" and the "Brandywine"

Francis Blair:
- Born on February 19, 1821, Lexington, Kentucky
- Graduated from Princeton University in 1841
- Studied Law at Transylvania University
- Fought in the Mexican-American War
- Served as attorney general for the New Mexico Territory
- Outspoken "Free-Soiler"
- Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1852 and 1860

David Birney:
- Born on May 29, 1825, Huntsville, Alabama
- Grew up in Cincinnati, Michigan, and Philadelphia
- Graduate of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts
- Worked as a businessman and a lawyer

Francis Barlow:
- Born on October 19, 1834, Brooklyn, New York
- Studied law at Harvard University, graduating first in his class
- Practiced law on the staff of the New York Tribune newspaper

Henry Hunt:
- Born on September 14, 1819, Detroit, Michigan
- West Point Class of 1839
- Served in the 2nd U.S. Artillery
- Fought in the Mexican-American War, where he was brevetted twice for gallantry
- Member of a three-man board that revised artillery drill and tactics in the U.S. Army
- Co-wrote "Instructions for Field Artillery", the "bible" for artillerists during the Civil War

Francis Herron:
- Born on February 17, 1837, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Attended Western University of Pennsylvania, but left before completing his degree
- In 1855, joined his three brothers in Dubuque, Iowa, where they established a bank
- In 1859, he organized and was elected captain of a militia company known as the "Governor's Grays"

James Wadsworth:
- Born on October 30, 1807, Geneseo, New York
- Attended both Harvard and Yale Universities
- Studied law, and was admitted to the bar, but did not practice
- Came from a wealthy background, and spent most of his time managing his family's estate
- One of the organizers of the "Free Soil" Party

John Newton:
- Born on August 25, 1822, Norfolk, Virginia
- West Point Class of 1842 (graduated 2nd in class)
- Served in the Corps of Engineers
- Taught engineering at the Military Academy (1843–46)
- Constructed fortifications along the Atlantic coast and Great Lakes (1846–52)
- Chief Engineer, Utah Expedition (1858)

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Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:15 pm

Great, thanks again.

The last missing bios are, for the North :
Robert Mitchell
William Averell
Benjamin Grierson
Hugh Kilpatrick
John Bufford
Quincy Gillmore
James Wilson
George Custer
Edward Canby
Samuel Chase

and for the South:
Raphael Semmes
John A. Wharton
Benjamin McCulloch
Charles S. Winder
Robert Hoke
John McCown
William H Walker
Jones Withers
Robert Ramson

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William Averell:
- Born on November 5, 1832, Cameron, New York
- West Point Class of 1855
- Served in the U.S. Mounted Rifles
- Assignments included garrison duty in Missouri and the U.S. Army Cavalry School in Carlisle, PA
- Wounded in 1859 while fighting against Native Americans in the South-West

Benjamin Grierson:
- Born on July 8, 1826, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Music Teacher and Band Leader in Jacksonville, Illinois
- Afraid of horses as a child, due to an incident where he was kicked and nearly killed

Hugh Kilpatrick:
- Born on January 14, 1836, Wantage Township, New Jersey
- West Point Class of 1861
- Reckless and Aggressive

John Buford:
- Born on March 4, 1826, Woodford County, Kentucky
- Buford's family had a long military tradition
- West Point Class of 1848
- Served in the 1st and 2nd U.S. Dragoons
- Stationed in Texas, the SouthWest, and Utah
- Fought in the Utah War and served on peacekeeping duty in "Bleeding Kansas"

Quincy Gillmore:
- Born on February 28, 1825, Lorain County, Ohio
- West Point Class of 1849
- Served in the Army Engineer Corps
- Assistant instructor of engineering at Westpoint from 1852 to 1856

James Wilson:
- Born on September 2, 1837, Shawneetown, Illinois
- West Point Class of 1860
- Served with the U.S. Army Topographical Engineers
- Assistant topographical engineer of the Department of Oregon at Fort Vancouver

George Custer:
- Born on December 5, 1839, New Rumley, Ohio
- Grew up in Monroe, Michigan
- West Point Class of 1861 (Graduated last in the class)
- Custer was close to expulsion from West Point each of his 4 years due to excessive demerits

Edward Canby:
- Born on November 9, 1817, Piatt's Landing, Kentucky
- West Point Class of 1839
- Served in the 2nd U.S. Infantry
- Fought in the Second Seminole War and the Mexican-American War, where he received 3 brevet promotions
- Stationed at various posts throughout the American West

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Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:55 pm

Thanks a lot, I've them all now !
Cheers

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George Crook

Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:17 am

Please don't forget George!

- Born on September 8, 1828, Taylorsville, Ohio
- West Point class of 1852
- Served in the 4th US Infantry
- Wounded while commanding the Pitt River Expedition of 1857 in California
- Had the best beard of any Civil War General

He is currently in the DB as a NY Cavalry commander.
Should be available as a brigadier in the east (Ohio or Maryland) September 1861.
I'm no expert on leader stats, but I'm guessing he might be a 4-1-1 Indian Fighter.
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Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:00 am

It's really a small thing and I hope you won't see this as an attempt to make some politically correct statements (:niark :) but... I've been checking out the French translations for the General's biographies and I'd like to point out something I've noticed about William Dorsey Pender's.

It says: 'Demonstrated personal bravery in the battle of Spokane Plains against Indians in the Washington Territory'. Well... I know that story: he is said to have broken an Indian's neck with his own hands. Great. So what? The battle of Spokane Plains was a slaughter where Indians were outclassed by the total superiority of the US fire power: not a single US soldier fell on the battlefield! After the so-called "battle" (:innocent :) , the Indians were deported by force and their chiefs - even the ones who weren't engaged in rebellion - were hanged or shot without further notice. So after all this, who cares about William Pender's personal bravery?

This is why, if I may so bold as to make that suggestion, I'd like to submit a less dithyrambic phrase like: 'Serving in the Washington Territory during the Yakima War'.

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Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:28 pm

Hey!! Is that the answer to our immigration problems? Put Pender in charge!! Or, reinstate slavery and put all the recent immigrants to work on the plantation!!

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tagwyn wrote:Hey!! Is that the answer to our immigration problems? Put Pender in charge!! Or, reinstate slavery and put all the recent immigrants to work on the plantation!!


Hey now! That's not right. It's called 'indentured servitude' please.
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If you want photos, this site will help you:

http://www.generalsandbrevets.com/index.htm

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For those of us that don't have collections of such things, that's a gold mine.

I particularly liked the photgraphs of Carl Schurtz at different times in his life. One thing's for sure, the Civil War aged him.

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