Sunday, September 28, 2008

Instructor and Commandant of Cadets

During his tenure as an instructor and Commandant of Cadets from 1838 to 1843, first lieutenant Charles Ferguson Smith taught many cadets who were to become important Civil War generals. The following is only a partial list of those he guided:

Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant (1838) Confederate
Buckner, Simon Bolivar (1844) Confederate
Buell, Don Carlos (1841) Union
Burnside, Ambrose Everett (1847) Union
Doubleday, Abner (1842) Union
Ewell, Richard Stoddert (1840) Confederate
Gibbon, John (1847) Union
Grant, Ulysses Simpson (1843) Union
Hancock, Winfield Scott (1844) Union
Hardee, William Joseph (1838) Confederate
H├ębert, Paul Octave (1840) Confederate
Heth, Henry (1847) Confederate
Hill, Ambrose (1847) Confederate
Jackson, Thomas Jonathan (1846) Confederate
Johnson, Bushrod Rust (1840) Confederate
Longstreet, James (1842) Confederate
Lyon, Nathaniel (1841) Union
Maxey, Samuel Bell (1846) Confederate
McClellan, George Brinton (1846) Union
McDowell, Irvin (1838) Union
McLaws, Lafayette (1842) Confederate
Pickett, George Edward (1846) Confederate
Pope, John (1842) Union
Porter, Fitz John (1845) Union
Reynolds, John Fulton (1841) Union
Rosecrans, William Starke (1842) Union
Sherman, William Tecumseh (1840) Union
Smith, Edmund Kirby (1845) Confederate
Smith, Gustavus Woodson (1842) Confederate
Stoneman, George (1846) Union
Thomas, George Henry (1840) Union
Van Dorn, Earl (1842) Confederate
Wilcox, Cadmus Marcellus (1846) Confederate

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