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Leadership

Some Confederate Generals of the Army of Northern Virginia

These Generals led rebel troops during the American Civil War (1861-1865) in such battles as Antietam, Chacellorsville, Gettysburg and The Wilderness.

  • James Ewell Brown ''Jeb'' Stuart (born 1833, died 1864)

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • Cavalry commander known for his dashing exploits; killed at the battle of Yellow Tavern
  • James Longstreet (born 1821, died 1904)

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • Though blamed by many for his failures at Gettysburg, he served for the duration, and was known to Lee as ''''My Old War Horse''''
  • Robert Edward Lee (born 1807, died 1870)

    American soldier. General in chief for the armies of the Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War. President of Washington College, 1865-70.

    • Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, 1862-65
  • John Bell Hood

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • Led a division of Texans in the Army of Northern Virginia
  • Lafayette McLaws

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • General in the Army of Northern Virginia
  • Robert Frederick Hoke

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • General in the Army of Northern Virginia
  • Richard Stoddert Ewell

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War. Known as ''Old Bald Head.''

    • Served as a division commander with Stonewall Jackson; upon Jackson''s death, promoted to command the II Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia
  • Ambrose Powell Hill

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • Commander of the Light Division, then the III Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia
  • William Dorsey Pender

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • General in the Army of Northern Virginia
  • Jubal Anderson Early (born 1816, died 1894)

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • Led an 1864 raid down the Shenandoah Valley that threatened the very gates of Washington, D.C.
  • Daniel Harvey Hill

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • Served with the Army of Northern Virginia in the early years of the war, and again towards the war''s end
  • Richard Heron Anderson

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • Rose to corps commander in the Army of Northern Virginia
  • Wade Hampton

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • Commander of a division of cavalry in the Army of Northern Virginia; upon the death of Stuart, assumed command of the entire cavalry corps
  • John B. Gordon

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • A reliable, tough brigadier who served for the duration and ended as a corps commander for the Army of Northern Virginia
  • George E. Pickett (born 1825, died 1875)

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • Led a brigade of Virginians in ''''Pickett''s Charge,'''' a famous but unsuccessful assault on the Union lines on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Charles W. Field

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • General in the Army of Northern Virginia
  • Joseph B. Kershaw

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • General in the Army of Northern Virginia
  • Bryan Grimes

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • General in the Army of Northern Virginia
  • William Mahone

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • The sight of General Billy Mahone on the field of battle ''''would put fight into a whipped chicken'''' according to wags of the Army of Northern Virginia
  • Harry Heth

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • Led his troops in a bloody encounter with the Union Iron Brigade on the first day of Gettysburg
  • George Washington Custis Lee

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • Cavalry general in the Army of Northern Virginia
  • Bushrod Johnson

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • General in the Army of Northern Virginia
  • William Henry Fitzhugh ''Rooney'' Lee

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • Cavalry general in the Army of Northern Virginia
  • Thomas L. Rosser

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • General in the Army of Northern Virginia
  • William G. Lewis

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • General in the Army of Northern Virginia
  • Montgomery D. Corse

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • A brigadier general in the Army of Northern Virginia
  • Eppa Hunton

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • General in the Army of Northern Virginia
  • Dudley M. DuBose

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • General in the Army of Northern Virginia
  • James P. Simms

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • General in the Army of Northern Virginia
  • Seth M. Barton

    Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    • General in the Army of Northern Virginia

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