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Ranking order of CSA Generals

Discussion in 'Civil War History - General Discussion' started by terchris, Jun 7, 2002.

  1. terchris

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    I hope someone can list the rankng order of the CSA Generals.Lee no doubt was the top ranking General, but for example did Longstreet outrank Beauregard?I believe Joe Johnston was next highest after Lee.If possible could anyone give say the top 6 or 7?

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  3. tamaroa

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    Samuel Cooper
    A.S. Johnson
    R.E. Lee
    J.E. Johnston
    P.G.T. Beauregard
    These guys were all full generals. They are listed in seniority and commanded Armies. Longstreet was a Lieutenant General, as was Jackson, A.P. Hill. They were Corps Commanders. Divisions were usually handled by Major Generals with Brigadier's like Armistead or Garnett commanding Brigades.

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  4. tamaroa

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    Forgot to mention that Cooper did not command an army per se. He was basically the equivalent to Halleck in the Union Army. An Adjutant, Chief of Staff kind of guy.
  5. oldreb

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    Adjutant and Inspector General actually.
    And not that much like Halleck. DAvis did not use anybody like Lincoln used Halleck. DAvis made his own wrong choices.
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    Seniority in the regular confederate service was decided by what year you graduated from West Point. In the case of Lee and Johnston, Lee was his superior because he had a better standing in their class. By the end of the war Lee was actually the highest ranking Confederate General. In 1865 he was made Commander in Chief of the remaining southern forces.

    Order of Seniority:
    Samuel Cooper
    A.S. Johnson
    Robert E. Lee
    Joe Johnston
    Beauregard
    Bragg(Provisional CSA)
    Kirby Smith(Provisional CSA)
    Longstreet (Senior Lt. General)

    Who was the senior Major General in CSA?

    -Robert Dedrick
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    Bumping this up so some of the newer members can check it out.

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