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Gen. Robert E. Lee (Confederate): Most famous military leader in U.S. history. Kept the Confederates hopes alive from 1862 when he commanded the Army of Northern Virginia to 1865. or Phil H. Sheridan (Union): A tenacious fighter, he completely ravaged the Shenandoah Valley in 1864. or Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest (Confederate): Forrest was a true military genius, who had no education and once survived an encounter in which 30 Yankees all tried to kill him.
Lt. Gen. Stonewall Jackson (Confederate): Eccentric Virginian, he was Lee's best general until he was accidently shot by his own men.
Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard (Confederate): The South's first military hero, he started the war by attacking Ft. Sumter. or Lt. Gen. W.J. Hardee (Confederate): Called "Old Reliable" by his men, Hardee was an excellent corps commander but left the army when the incompetent Hood took command.
Lt. Gen. U.S. Grant (Union): First man in the U.S. since George Washington to be a Lt. Gen., his tenacious style won the war. or Maj. Gen. J.L. Chamberlain (Union): He saved the day at Gettysburg by defending a hill while outnumbered 10-1 and low on ammunition. He was wounded 6 times but lived till 1904.
Maj. Gen. George McClellan (Union): An amazing organizer, the egotistical McClellan was too cautious for Lincoln. He commanded the army twice, being its 2nd and 4th commander.
Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside (Union): A poor field commander, Burnside was the 5th commander of the Army of the Potomac, and led them at the disaster at Fredricksburg.
Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman (Union): Grant's best friend, he commanded the western Union armies during the Atlanta Campaign and "March to the Sea".
Gen. Joe Johnston (Confederate): Animosity with Jefferson Davis prevented Johnston from realizing his full potential. He opposed Sherman for most of the Atlanta campaign.
Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart (Confederate): The flamboyant cavalry chief of the Army of Northern Virginia, he was called "The Cavalier of Dixie". He was killed at Yellow Tavern. or Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson (Union): McPherson graduated first in his class at West Point, and Sherman once said, "If he lives, he will rise higher than myself and Grant." Unfortunately, he was killed at Atlanta.
Maj. Gen. George G. Meade (Union): The seventh and last commander of the Army of the Potomac, he commanded from Gettysburg to the end of the war.
Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas (Union): "The Rock of Chickamauga", he saved the Union army with a brilliant last stand at Chickamauga.
Lt. Gen. James Longstreet (Confederate): A pre-war friend of Grant, Longstreet was Lee's most trusted general. After the war, his reputation fell in the South as he first became a Republican, then wrote his memoirs, which criticized Gen. Lee.
Maj. Gen. Joe Hooker (Union): Sixth commander of the Army of the Potomac, he failed to win at Chancellorsville when he had over twice as many men as Lee.
Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood (Confederate): "The Gallant Hood" was a great division commander, but a very poor army commander. He lost an arm at Gettysburg and a leg at Chickamauga.
Gen. Braxton Bragg (Confederate): Only his friendship with Jeff Davis kept him in command of the Army of the Tennessee for 1 year.
Maj. Gen. Irvin McDowell (Union): First commander of the Army of the Potomac. He lost at First Manassas, then moved out west.
Maj. Gen. John Pope (Union): "The Miscreant Pope" as Lee called him, Pope was a little too carried away with the idea of total war. (i.e., killing civilians.) Fortunately for the South, he lost at Second Manassas and was sent to Minnesota.
Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill (Confederate): General A.P. Hill was an excellent division commander but only a mediocre corps commander. He saved the day at Sharpsburg and was killed a week before the war ended at Petersburg.
Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett (Confederate): Pickett was a division commander under Longstreet at Gettysburg, and it was his division, along with J.J. Pettigrew's and Isaac Trimble's that made the charge known today as Pickett's charge. He never forgave Lee after the war for the charge's failure.
Maj. Gen. W.S. Hancock (Union): Hancock was the best corps commander in the Union army. His corps held against Pickett's charge, in which his best friend, Lewis Armistead, died.
Brig. Gen Lewis A. Armistead (Confederate): General Armistead commanded a brigade in Pickett's division, and fought in the charge, holding his hat on his sword. His brigade was the only one that broke through the lines of his friend W.S. Hancock, but Armistead was mortally wounded there.
Maj. Gen. Patrick Cleburne (Confederate): Cleburne was an Irish immigrant, known as the "Stonewall of the west". The Confederacy lost their best division commander in the disasterous charge at Franklin, where Cleburne fell.
Maj. Gen. Fitz-John Porter (Union): Devoted to George McClellan, Porter was blamed by Pope for the disaster at Second Manassas, and Porter, quite unjustly, was dismissed from the army after a court-martial.
Lt. Gen. R.S. Ewell (Confederate): Ewell lost a leg in 1862 but became a corps commander and fought with the Army of Northern Virginia until two days before the end of the war, when he was captured.
Brig. Gen. J.J. Pettigrew (Confederate): Pettigrew, a graduate of North Carolina, led a brigade at Gettysburg but became the division commander when Henry Heth was wounded. He led his division in Pickett's charge, along with Isaac Trimble and Pickett himself. He was killed 11 days later.