Photographs and information of five Confederate generals

Below are four brigadier-generals who served in the Civil War for the Confederacy. We are publishing photographs of interest to researchers on Alabama Pioneers. To ensure you do not miss any photographs, subscribe to the daily email at the bottom of this page.

Morgan, Brigadier_General_John_Hunt_Morgan_CSABrigadier General John Hunt Morgan, C.S.A. (1825-1869) Photomechanical print from the Confederate Veteran magazine, of a pre-war photograph retouched to show him as a Confederate brigadier general see Q51982 of “Colonel John Hunt Morgan a carte-de-viste printed in 1862 which is a retouched photo showing Morgan in a non-Confederate uniform. Q4626

Morgan, Brigadier_General_John_Tyler_Morgan_CSABrigadier General John Tyler Morgan, C.S.A. (1824-1907) – Before his appointment to brigadier general, Morgan had been a colonel of the 51st Alabama Cavalry, C.S. A. Q4620

Wood, Brigadier_General_Sterling_Alexander_Martin_Wood_and_staff_CSABrigadier General Sterling Alexander Martin Wood and staff, C.S.A. – Before his appointment to brigadier general, Wood had been a colonel of the 7th Alabama Infantry, C. S. A. Wood is seated on the right in the from row. Q2574

Cox, Brigadier_General_William_Ruffin_Cox__CSABrigadier General William Ruffin Cox, C.S.A. (1831-1919) from Dr. Richard C. Young Confederate Officers photograph album LPP4#75

Wilcox, Cadmus_Wilcox (1)

Cadmus Wilcox (photographed in civilian attire) Graduated from West Point; 1846; Mexican War veteran. Resigned his U. S. Army commission and was commissioned as a colonel in the 9th Alabama Infantry in July 1861; promoted to brigadier general in October 1861 and major general in August 1863. Major campaigns and battles include Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Seven Days’, Second Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Petersburg, and Appomattox. After the war, Wilcox lived in Washington, D. C., where he wrote on military tactics and worked for the government. He died in Washington in December 1890 and is buried there. Sources: Boatner, Mark M.The Civil War Dictionary: New York: Vintage Books, 1988, Davis, William C., ed. The Confederate General. Vol. 6, National Historical Society, 1991 Q401

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  1. John Hunt Morgan is in my lineage.

  2. I wonder if his mother was a Hunt.

  3. I personally view John Tyler Morgan as one of the, if not the, greatest, Alabamians. Highly educated by his mother and himself, notable early career as an attorney, brilliant military career rising from private to general in CSA, and then U.S. Senator from Alabama for many years.

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