Confederate Leaders of the Civil War: A Multiple-Choice Quiz and Study Guide for Students and Homeschoolers
“I have fought against the people of the North because I believed they were seeking to wrest from the South its dearest rights. But I have never cherished toward them bitter or vindictive feelings, and have never seen the day when I did not pray for them.”
- Robert E. Lee
- After the formation of the Confederate Army, a total of 425 men received the rank of General from the Congress of the Confederate States of America. Most of them were professional soldiers who had received their education at a military school. Some of them had already seen active military service. Most of them, however, received "on the job" training. This website does not cover all 425 generals, but rather a select few who were considered to have made outstanding contributions in the war effort in one way or another.
- Robert E. Lee, the most famous military figure in history, had his choice of which side to fight for. He was offered the command of the entire Union army, but turned it down, unable to justify fighting against his friends, family and neighbors in his home state of Virginia.
- He is still admired today for both his military skills and his Christian values.
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Jubal A. Early
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Richard S. Ewell
John Brown Gordon
Basil W. Duke
Nathan Bedford Forrest
William J. "Old Reliable" Hardee
Ambrose P. Hill
D. H. Hill
Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson
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Joseph B. Kershaw
Albert Sidney Johnston
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John B. Magruder
John Hunt Morgan
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G. W. Smith
Alexander P. Stewart
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Earl Van Dorn
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