Confederate Generals

The Confederate Army many Generals.  Their top three were Albert Johnston, Joseph Johnston, and Robert E. Lee. (p.514).  All of them used to fight for the U.S. Army, but they left to go fight for the South. 

      At the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861, the Confederate General was Thomas Jackson.  He was so brave, and people thought he stood like a stone during the battle, so he got the nickname “Stonewall” Jackson from that battle. (p. 516)

     General Lee decided to invade the North after the South was able to protect Richmond on May 31, 1862. (p. 519).  But Lee had some bad luck when one of his men lost a paper that told of his fighting plans, and the paper was found by the Union Army.  This paper help the North to fight Lee’s men at Antietam Creek, Maryland. (p. 520)

General Albert Sidney Johnston was the Confederate General during the Battle of Shiloh, April 6, 1862.  He at first surprised the Union soliders, but ended up losing the battle and having to flee the railroad station they were trying to hold on to.  (p. 521).

     General Lee was still the General for the South when the Battle of Fredericksburg happened in Virginia, December 1862.  (p. 533).

     General George E. Pickett was a General during the Battle of Gettysburg, June 1863.  He became famous for what is called Pickett’s Charge, when he charged forward to try to defeat the Union Army at Cemetary Ridge, but he was defeated. (p. 534).

     General Lee was also still the Confederate General who was defeated when the North won the Battles of Gettysburg and The Fall of Vicksburg.  (p. 534-535).

     General Lee was the Confederate General who was offered the Surrender terms by General Grant of the Union Army.  General Lee surrendered his troops on April 9, 1865. (p. 537).