Generals of the Civil War Author:Michael Golay Did you know: George Armstrong Custer, a general at age 23, accepted the Confederate flag of truce at Appomattox. Ulysses S. Grant's real name was Hiram Ulysses Grant; a wrong listing when he arrived at West Point dictated the change). With a victory at Bowling Green, Confederate General Sidney Johnson was called "the greatest soldier l... more »iving" by Jefferson Davis, but a series of disastrous defeats soon reversed that opinion. "Jeb" Stuart's nickname came from his three given names--James Ewell Brown. He died in battle at age 31.
Here is a book you can carry in your pocket, but every word is golden. Covered are 12 Union generals and 12 Confederate generals, plus a quick chronology from John Brown's raid in October, 1859, through the 13th Amendment to the Constitution in December, 1865.