Seniority of Union Generals
- Dear Mr. Butowsky,
-The National Park Service website lists your
email address as a "ask the historian" service.
So I thought I would ask you if you knew the
-Our [email] Civil War discussion group has
recently been discussing the seniority of Union
Generals. One list that is possibly incorrect has
major generals [I guess] seniority-ranked 1
through 19 as:
McClellan , Freemont, Halleck, Grant [#4!?]
Banks, Butler, McDowell, Beull,
Rosecrans, Pope, Burnside, Hooker,
Sherman, Thomas, Meade, McPherson,
Howard, Curtis, and finally Ord.
Of course, Grant was elevated later to Lt.
General and outranked all. But is it possible to
access a correct list without a lot of trouble?
With your permission I'll post your reply at the