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Generals at a younger age

Discussion in 'Period Civil War Photos & Examinations' started by AUG351, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. GELongstreet

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    We have another (pinterest) special case in Arthur MacArthur Jr., as he got his stars just at end of the century.

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    MacArthur (1845-1912), son of a governor and father of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, spent the civil war as an officer in the 24th Wisconsin Infantry, becoming Colonel when it was mustered out. He later was awarded the Medal of Honor for his services at Missionary Ridge. MacArthur stayed in the army and participated in the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American and the Philippine-American Wars. He finally retired as Lieutenant General in 1909.
     
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    now there's a dapper fellow.
     
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    Another pinterest find said to be U.S. Grant during Mexico, however the damage is pretty annoying.
     
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    What a great find if proven to be Grant! Is there anyone that could shed light on this?
     
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    That one of Crittenden also looks like Rosecrans to me....
     
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    I've seen 3 or 4 photos of Crittenden. He has straight hair in each of the photos. Not wavy like the man in this photo. This guy has a nose like Rosecrans.
     
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    Here's a pre-war (West Point?) photograph of Ambrose E. Burnside.


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    AWESOME!!! Class of 1847. Dated to 1846; the earliest dedicated photographed portrait of a West Point cadet I know.
     
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    Those younger ones of Jackson--even then his eyes were piercing! Old Blue Light!
     
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    I'm new to the site so this pic had probably been posted...Gen. John Herbert Kelly CSA 11005_123879264584.jpg
     
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    Another one from pinterest.

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    Fitzhugh Lee, later Major General of the CSA and USA; dated 1858.
     
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    Dude, warn us when you're going to lay that humor on us!
     
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    Looks somewhat like his father, Smith Lee.

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    1857 was a West Point class that had pictures of about everyone; and George C. Strong kept them all for us. So among those, beside the already covered E. Porter Alexander, we have e.g.

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    George C. Strong (1832-1863) himself, who was mortally wounded at Fort Wagner and posthumously became a Major General. The anonymously authored book Cadet life at West Point is attributed to him.

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    Robert H. Anderson (1835-1888); a Confederate Brigadier General who first raised sharpshooters and then a cavalry regiment and finally commanded a brigade (and temporarily a division) under Wheeler.
     
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    One that I´ve never seen before had been lurking on the German wikipedia. It displays an interesting uniform variant sporting both epaulettes and, apparently above them, shoulder straps.

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    2nd Lieutenant Joseph Wheeler, West Point Class of 1859, between 1859 and 1861. The man with the most confusing non-brevet rank history ever. First a regular Lieutenant, then became a Major General in the CSA, with Lieutenant General being hinted but not proven; decades later Major General of U.S. Volunteers and then Brigadier General with the regulars.
     
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    Two more from the archived but still awesome generalsandbrevets.

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    A much younger Samuel Cooper (1798-1876). The former U.S. Colonel and West Pointer (Class of 1815) served as Adjutant- and Inspector-General of the CSA and was its senior officer until Lee was made General-in-Chief.

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    And Nathan G. "Shanks" Evans (1824-1868) as a pre-war officer. The 1848 West Pointer was a Confederate officer whose service was instrumental, though shamefully forgotten, at 1st Bull Run. He had to win at Ball's Bluff before receiving a promotion to Brigadier General, but was mostly sidelined because his cantankerous nature and a drinking habit.
     
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    Next one in that group is our dear George G. Meade; the man who became the by far longest-serving commander of the Army of the Potomac. As the picture is featured in a book with caption we can date it to his time as Captain, so between 1856 and 1861.
     
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    Beauregard was a good deal older than these men who all graduated in the 1850's; Beauregard was a veteran of the Mexican War and served in the engineers along with R.E. Lee. In 1861 he was briefly Superintendent of West Point before resigning to go join the Confederacy.
     
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