Federal Generals from West Point, etc.
- Some figures I worked up a few years ago:
As of May 1861:
Of serving Regular Army officers appointed to Brigadier General (at least)
in either the Regular Army or the Volunteers:
145 West Point graduates
18 Direct appointments including 4 non-graduates
5 1861 graduates (both classes)
1 1862 graduate
for a total of 165.
Of former Regular Army officers:
58 West Point graduates
4 Direct appointments
for a total of 62 (including Fremont, Grant, Halleck, Hooker, Rosecrans,
McClellan and W. T. Sherman who were reappointed into the Regular Army).
14 Direct appointments in 1861 (including Butterfield)
7 Non-graduates serving only in the volunteers (including Corse, Crocker and
G. W. Morgan)
For a grand total of 248.
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