Generals of the Union Army, 1861-1865
Alphabetical Union A to C
Alphabetical Union D to F
Alphabetical Union G to I
Alphabetical Union J to L
Alphabetical Union M to O
Alphabetical Union P to R
Alphabetical Union S to U
Alphabetical Union V to X
Alphabetical Union Non-Generals and Others
Note on the Biographies
The biography for each officer lists:
- Birth and Death details
- Grades and promotions, including brevet grades, in the US, Union and Confederate service; and attendance at USMA
- Dates of known wounds and captures
- Territorial commands from Sub-District to Military Division and equivalents
- Field commands from Brigade to Army
The abbreviation USA (United States’ Army) indicates a grade in the permanent or regular United States Army.
The abbreviation USV (United States’ Volunteers) indicates a grade in the US Volunteers, or the army mustered temporarily for service, for example in the Mexican War or Civil War.
The abbreviation ACSA (Army of the Confederate State of America) indicates a grade in the proposed Regular Army of the Confederate States. Some appointments were made at the outbreak of war, primarily to offer immediate commissions to those leaving the US Regular Army.
The abbreviation PACS (Provisional Army of the Confederate States) indicates a grade in the temporary Confederate Army raised interim for the duration of hostilities.
Note on Grades and Ranks
A “Grade” signifies the position or level in the officer hierarchy (e.g. Brigadier-General or Major-General) and “Rank” refers to the order of precedence within the grade signified by the date from which the award “ranks”, regardless of the actual date of appointment by the President of the United States or confirmation by the United States Senate. For example, two people may hold the same Grade of Brigadier-General, but one will “rank” higher as their seniority is higher in the table of Rank; usually, but not necessarily, their seniority dates from the date of appointment but it may differ. The term “rank” is commonly used when actually referring to an officer’s grade .