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Rebels from West Point

Discussion in 'Civil War History - Secession and Politics' started by jgoodguy, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. jgoodguy

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    From the Book Rebels from West Point by Patterson. A list of West Point graduates that fought for the CSA. The list is from the book, biography will be from online sources. It will be from the Oldest to the Youngest.

    Class of 1812.
    Lewis Gustavus DeRussy


    Dedication of DeRussy Monument

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    Major General Richard Taylor SCV Camp #1308
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    Casket Bearers Representing The Three Wars In Which Colonel DeRussy Served

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    Ft. DeRussy Facts - Friends of Fort DeRussy

    Fort DeRussy (Louisiana)

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    Lewis G. DeRussy was born in the North but served the CSA.
     

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    General Pierce Manning Butler Young was one of those.
     
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    According to this list-Alphabetical Locator of Graduates and Former Cadets-, he did not graduate.

    Early life and career
    In 1857, he was appointed to the United States Military Academy, but resigned only two months before graduation due to Georgia's secession.

    If I remember, I'll do a honorable mention when I get to 1861.
     
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    I remember Custer was his roommate there and was disappointed when he left.
     
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    Class of 1815

    William Henry Chase

    William Henry Chase - the Pensacola encyclopedia


    William H. Chase​
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    Born June 4, 1798
    Chase's Mills, Massachusetts
    (now Buckfield, Maine)
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    February 8, 1870
    Pensacola
    Occupation
    Engineer, land developer



    William Henry Chase was born in the North, but fought for the CSA.
     
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    Samuel Cooper




    Samuel Cooper
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    June 12, 1798​
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    December 3, 1876 (aged 78)​

    Samuel Cooper was born in the North, but fought for the CSA.
     
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    I would have liked to have been there to see Armistead break the plate over Early's head.:smile coffee:
     
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    Another honorable? mention.
     
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    Richard B. Lee


    Amnesty Petition of Richard B. Lee, June 12, 1865

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    1862 Confederate Army Requisition For Provisions. One page, 6.5” x 3.75”, in pencil, dated May 28, 1862, mounted (via glue) to a larger paper leaf, toned else in very good condition. The requisition reads in full: “Orders from Col. R. B. Lee to/ turn over to Capt. Shaaff/ 1600.000 Bacon to be shipped/ to Corinth & other points/ O. C. Boone/ Commissary Ajut. CSA/ May 28/62”. The colonel in question must surely be Richard B. Lee who was assigned to the Confederate general staff.[​IMG]
     
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    Angus W. McDonald

    The Glengarry McDonalds of Virginia (1911)

    The following material is in the public domain and not copyrighted.

    Angus W. McDonald

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    Edward G. Butler.

    Edward G. W. Butler:
    EDWARD G. W. BUTLER.


    Note. The Cullum reference above does not say that he was CSA.

    A June 9,1861 letter refers to him as ex military.
     
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    I would have liked to sit in on some of Stonewall Jackson's classes when he was a teacher at VMI
     
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    John H Winder.

    Major and Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel John H. Winder, 3rd Artillery, April 27, 1861

    John H. Winder: Best-known today as the Confederate general in charge of the prison camps in which so many Union soldiers died under terrible conditions.

    John H. Winder


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    Encyclopedia Virginia: Winder, John H. (1800–1865)


     
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    Charles Dimmock.

    Charles Dimmock: Fifteen years in the U. S. Army, mostly in Artillery and as quartermaster; thirty years as a civilian builder of railroads; Confederate general in the War between the States, defending his home State of Virginia as the Chief of the Ordnance Department.

    Historical Information

    The Ordnance Department was created by an act of the General Assembly on January 25, 1861. The department was to consist of a colonel of ordnance appointed by the governor and no more than six subordinate officers. Governor Letcher appointed Col. Charles Dimmock, former Commandant of the Public Guard and Superintendent of the Armory, as Colonel of Ordnance. On April 27, 1861, R.S. Garnett, Adjutant-General of the Virginia Forces, submitted General Order No. 3 which charged Dimmock with the duties of assembling and preparing ordnance for Virginia troops in field service. An ordinance was passed on May 1, 1861, placing the department under the control of the major general commanding the military and naval forces of Virginia. After the seizure of the United States Arsenal at Harper's Ferry by Virginia militia under Colonel Turner Ashby on April 18, 1861, all of the weapons, machinery, and stock were confiscated and transported to the Richmond Armory shortly thereafter. The armory was then leased to the Confederate government. The Ordnance Dept. took charge of repairing the armory and manufacturing arms for the war effort. On 15 May 1862, the General Assembly authorized the governor to commission John B. Floyd as a major general in the Virginia State Line. Two and a half million dollars was appropriated for Floyd's ten-thousand-man force. The Ordnance Dept. played an active role in arming Floyd's forces. Floyd's Army was later transferred to Confederate service on 28 February 1863. J.S. Shriver replaced Charles Dimmock as Colonel of Ordnance in October 27 1863 upon his death.
     
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    Walter Gwynn

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    Confederate States Military
    He resigned from the CSA army in 1863 and became the Comptroller for the State of Florida.
     
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    Issac R. Trimble
    Isaac R. Trimble




    Isaac R. Trimble
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    Gen. Isaac R. Trimble in Captivity


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    I always enjoy reading about Trimble, what a character. The man was an absolute Bulldog!
     
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    Daniel S. Donelson

    edit added the Cullum's entry.

    Daniel S. Donelson

    Daniel Smith Donelson

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