Contents of this page: Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard;Clara Barton; Mary Ann Bickerdyke; Frederick Douglass; Gen. Robert E. Lee; Gen. Irwin McDowell; Gen. George Meade; Gen. George Pickett


Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard-

  • Born New Orleans, Louisianna, 1818
  • Graduated from West Point
  • Fought in Mexican War.
  • 1861, resigned form U.S Army and joined the Confederate Army
  • He ordered the South Carolina troops to fire on Ft. Sumter
  • Second in command at the Battle of Bull Run
  • Took the command after Shiloh.
  • Nicknamed "the Napolean of the South"
  • After the war, became President of the New Orleans, Jackson and Mississippi Railroad

Clara Barton

  • she served as a nurse in the war; she was also kind, sweet, and loving to the wounded soliders as she would operated.

Mary Ann Bickerdyke

Frederick Douglass

Gen. Robert E. Lee-

  • was born January 18,1807 in Strattford, Virginia.
  • Graduated form West Point in 1829.
  • Was involved in the Mexican War and was wounded in 1847
  • Called to Washington by President Lincoln to command the Union in 1861.
  • 1861 he turned down the offer to lead the Union Army
  • He made commander for the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and he remained the general until the Confederate Army surrended in 1865 to General Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia
  • After the war became President of Washington College
  • His home was confiscated by the federal government and never returned. It is now surrounded by Arlington National Cemetary.
  • Died October 12, 1870

Gen. Irwin McDowell-

  • was born in Columbus, Ohio on October 15, 1818
  • earned his early education in France
  • He attended at West Point in 1834
  • Fought in the Mexican War
  • Was the commander of the Army of the Potomac at the first Battle of Bull Run
  • Was promoted to general after winning the battle of Buena Vista
  • He was appointed as commander of the Department of the East in July 1868
  • Died on May 4, 1885 in San Francisco

Gen. George Meade-

  • Meade was born in Cadiz, Spain in 1815
  • Attended West Point
  • In 1836 he spent the next six years conducting survey work in Mississippi
  • In 1842, Meade rejoined the army as a topographical engineer
  • He became commander of the Army of the Potomac five days before the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Meade died in Philadelphia of complications arising from his Frayser's Farm wound.

Gen. George Pickett-

  • Pickett was born in Richmond, Virginia on January 25, 1825
  • He led his "Gamecock Brigade" at the battles of Williamsburg, Seven Pines, and Gaines' Mill but was severely wounded in the last battle
  • His division led the charge against the Union Army on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg
  • In the spring of 1864, Pickett was placed in charge of the Department of Virginia and North Carolina
  • He hanged 22 Confederate deserters who were caught serving in the Union Army
  • Pickett fled to Canada as to avoid being tried for war crimes in connection with his execution of the Confederate deserters
  • Died in Norfolk, Virginia on July 30, 1875