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American Civil War Commanders
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The generals who led the brigades, divisions, corps and armies of the Confederacy were very largely products of the same professional backgrounds as their opponents in Union blue - indeed, many of them were former West Point classmates and brother officers in the pre-war US Army, who had served together on the frontier or in the Mexican War. In terms of field experience they were also similar to the vast majority of Union commanders - none of them had ever commanded so much as a brigade before 1861, and they had to learn by trial and error. Some whose pre-war record had promised much were to fail the test of war; some more obscure officers were to rise to the challenge remarkably. This first of two volumes devoted to the Confederate generals details the careers, personalities and appearance of 25 commanders who made their names mainly with the Army of Northern Virginia in the Eastern theater of war.
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Edward Alexander, Richard Anderson, Lewis Armistead, Jubal Early, Nathan Evans, Richard Ewell, Samuel Garland, John Gordon, Maxcy Gregg, Wade Hampton, Henry Heth, Ambrose Hill, Thomas Jackson, Joseph Kershaw, Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, Lafayette McLaws, William Mahone, William Pendleton, George Pickett, Robert Rodes, Gustavus Smith, James E. B. Stuart, William Whiting

About the Author

Philip Katcher was born in Los Angeles, California, to parents involved in the film industry. He was educated at the University of Maryland and served in the US Army in Vietnam. He has written a number of books on various periods of US military history and presently is editor/publisher of Military Images Magazine. Richard Hook was born in 1938 and trained at Reigate College of Art. After national service he became art editor of the much-praised magazine Finding Out during the 1960s. He has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since, earning an international reputation particularly for his deep knowledge of Native American material culture; and has illustrated more than 30 Osprey titles. Richard is married and lives in Sussex.

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