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Union Army Generals, United States Civil War

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General officers killed In Action

Most of this list has been taken from, Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington by William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., 1888.

The general officers never hesitated in time of battle to share the danger with the men whenever it became necessary. The gallantry with which they were wont to expose themselves is fully evidenced by the long list of those who were killed.[1][2]

Army commanders.

Major-General James B. McPherson, Army of Tennessee, Killed at Atlanta.

Corps commanders

Major-General Joseph K. Mansfield, 12th A. C., Killed at Antietam.

Major-General John F. Reynolds, 1st A. C., Killed at Gettysburg.

Major-General John Sedgwick, 6th A. C., Killed at Spotsylvania.

Division commanders.

Major-General Isaac I. Stevens: Killed at Chantilly.

Major-General Philip Kearny: Killed at Chantilly.

Major-General Jesse L. Reno: Killed at South Mountain.

Major-General Israel B. Richardson[3]Killed at Antietam.

Major-General Amiel W. Whipple[3]: Killed at Chancellorsville.

Major-General Hiram G. Berry: Killed at Chancellorsville.

Brevet Major-General James S. Wadsworth:[3] Killed at Wilderness.

Brevet Major-General David A. Russell: [3]Killed at Opequon.

Brigadier-General William H. Wallace[3] : Killed at Shiloh.

Brigadier-General Thomas Williams: Killed at Baton Rouge.

Brigadier-General James Stresley Jackson: Killed at Chaplin Hills.

Brigadier-General Isaac P. Rodman[3]: Killed at Antietam.

Brigadier-General Thomas G. Stevenson: Killed at Spotsylvania.

Brevet Brigadier-General James A. Mulligan[3]: Killed at Winchester (1863).

Brigade commanders.

Major-General George Crockett Strong[3]: Killed at Fort Wagner.

Brevet Major-General Alexander Hays[4]: Killed at Wilderness.

Brevet Major-General S. K. Zook: Killed at Gettysburg.

Brevet Major-General Frederick Winthrop: Killed at Five Forks.

Brevet Major-General Thomas A. Smyth[3]: Killed at Farmville.

Brigadier-General Nathaniel Lyon: Killed at Wilson's Creek.

Brigadier-General Robert L. McCook[5]: Killed at Decherd, Tenn.

Brigadier-General Henry Bohlen: Killed at Freeman's Ford.

Brigadier-General George W. Taylor: Killed at Manassas.

Brigadier-General William R. Terrill: Killed at Chaplin Hills.

Brigadier-General Pleasant A. Hackleman: Killed at Corinth.

Brigadier-General George D. Bayard[3]: Killed at Fredericksburg.

Brigadier-General Conrad F. Jackson: Killed at Fredericksburg.

Brigadier-General Joshua W. Sill: Killed at Stone's River.

Brigadier-General Edward P. Chapin: Killed at Port Hudson.

Brigadier-General Stephen W. Weed: Killed at Gettysburg.

Brigadier-General Elon J. Farnsworth: Killed at Gettysburg.

Brigadier-General Strong Vincent: Killed at Gettysburg.

Brigadier-General William H. Lytle: Killed at Chickamauga.

Brigadier-General William P. Sanders: Killed at Knoxville.

Brigadier-General Samuel A. Rice[3]: Killed at Jenkins' Ferry.

Brigadier-General James C. Rice: Killed at Spotsylvania.

Brigadier-General Charles G. Harker: Killed at Kenesaw Mountain.

Brigadier-General Daniel McCook[3]: Killed at Kenesaw Mountain.

Brigadier-General Hiram Burnham: Killed at Fort Harrison.

Brigadier-General Daniel D. Bidwell: Killed at Cedar Creek.

Brigadier-General Charles R. Lowell[3]: Killed at Cedar Creek.

Brevet Brigadier-General Arthur H. Dutton[6]: Killed at Bermuda Hundred.

Brevet Brigadier-General Griffin A. Stedman, Jr: Killed at Petersburg.

Brevet Brigadier-General George D. Wells: Killed at Cedar Creek.

Brevet Brigadier-General J. H. Kitching[3]: Killed at Cedar Creek.

Brevet Brigadier-General Sylvester G. Hill: Killed at Nashville.

Brigadier-General Theodore Read: Killed at High Bridge.


  1. There were also 23 Brevet Brigadier-Generals who were killed in action, but who were without brigade commands. They were regimental or staff officers whose brevets, in most instances, dated from the day they were killed.
  2. There were 35 general officers who died of disease during the war. Among them were several prominent and able officers--Generals Summer, C. F. Smith, Birney, Mitchel, Welsh, Buford, Corcoran, Ransom, Crocker, and other noted generals.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 Mortally wounded
  4. Hays commanded a division on the Gettysburg campaign.
  5. Shot by guerrillas, while lying sick in an ambulance.
  6. Mortally wounded.

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