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A. P. Hill

A. P. Hill  

(1825–65) Confederate army officer, born near Culpeper, Virginia. His success in leading a brigade into battle at Williamsburg (1862) led to his being given command of the largest division of ...
academies, Service

academies, Service  

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Adna Romanza Chaffee, Jr.

Adna Romanza Chaffee, Jr.  

(1884–1941) U.S. army officer, born in Junction City, Kansas. He graduated from West Point in 1906 shortly after his father stepped down as Army Chief of Staff. The younger Chaffee ...
Albert C. Wedemeyer

Albert C. Wedemeyer  

(1896–1989), World War II general and diplomat.A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Wedemeyer graduated from West Point in 1919. His service in the regular army included tours in the Philippines ...
Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert

Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert  

(1833–1880) Union army officer and diplomat. Born in Delaware, Torbert graduated from West Point in 1855 and went into the infantry. When the Civil War began he was ordered to ...
Ambrose Everett Burnside

Ambrose Everett Burnside  

(1824–81) Union general, governor of Rhode Island (1866–69), and U.S. senator (1875–81), born in Liberty, Indiana. As a brigadier general of volunteers, Burnside captured Roanoke Island and New Bern ...
Antoine-Henri Jomini

Antoine-Henri Jomini  

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(1779–1869) Swiss authority on the art of war who wrote histories of the campaigns of Frederick the Great and of Napoleon, in whose service he fought. In his writings he ...
art, the military

art, the military  

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Merely to use the term ‘the military art’ is to enter directly into the debate as to whether warfare is indeed an art, thus the province of unquantifiable qualities such ...
Battle of Chippewa

Battle of Chippewa  

A victory for Gen. Winfield Scott over the British in the War of 1812, near Fort Erie, Ontario in 1814. Scott's army wore gray uniforms that the British commander mistakenly ...
Benedict Arnold

Benedict Arnold  

(1741–1801)American soldier and traitor. He was a hero of the early stages of the War of Independence, serving with conspicuous valour at Ticonderoga, the invasion of Canada, and Saratoga Springs. ...
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.

Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.  

(1912–2002) U.S. army officer and aviator. Davis Jr. was born in Washington, D.C., the son of the first African-American general. He graduated from West Point in 1936 as an infantryman ...
Braxton Bragg

Braxton Bragg  

(1817–1876), Confederate general.Bragg was born in North Carolina and graduated from West Point in 1837. He fought in the Seminole Wars and the Mexican War and was a Louisiana ...
Brent Scowcroft

Brent Scowcroft  

(1925) U.S. Air Force officer and national security adviser, born in Utah. Scowcroft was educated at West Point and Columbia University, where in 1967 he received a Ph.D. in international ...
Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox

Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox  

(1824–1890) Confederate army officer. Born in Wayne County, North Carolina, Cadmus Wilcox graduated from West Point in 1846 and reached Mexico just in time for the Battle of Monterrey. He ...
Carlisle Barracks

Carlisle Barracks  

The second oldest continuously active U.S. Army installation (after West Point, New York), located in the town of Carlisle some 30 miles west of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Established in 1757 as ...
Charles Robert Woods

Charles Robert Woods  

(1827–1885) Born in Newark, Ohio, Charles Robert Woods graduated from West Point in 1852. In January 1861 he commanded two hundred soldiers on the Star of the West sent to ...
Charles Young

Charles Young  

(1864–1919), U.S. Army colonel, military attache.The son of slaves, Young was born in Kentucky and educated in Ohio. He became the ninth African American appointed to West Point, and ...
Creighton W. Abrams

Creighton W. Abrams  

(1914–1974), one of the leading American generals of the twentieth century.From a humble background, in Springfield, Massachusetts, he earned an appointment to West Point in 1932 and graduated in ...
Daniel Harvey Hill

Daniel Harvey Hill  

(1821–89) educator; U.S. and Confederate army officer. Born in York District, South Carolina. Hill was graduated from West Point in 1842. He subsequently served on the frontier and in the ...
Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur  

(1880–1964)US general. He was in command of US (later Allied) forces in the SW Pacific during World War II. He formally accepted Japan's surrender in 1945, and administered that country during the ...

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