|Robert E. Lee
Commander of the Army
of Northern Virginia
Lee was a top graduate of the United States
Military Academy at West Point and
served in the United States Army for 32
He distinguished himself during the
Mexican–American War, and served as
Superintendent of the United States
Confederates State Army
Jackson attended the United States Military
Academy at West Point, served in the U.S.
Army during the Mexican–American War of
1846–1848 and distinguished himself at
From 1851 to 1863 he taught at the
Virginia Military Institute.
Military historians regard Jackson as
one of the most gifted tactical commanders in
U.S. history. His tactics are studied even today
Chief Stand Watie:
Leader of the Cherokee Nation,
and Brigadier General
Confederate States Army during
the American Civil War.
Watie led his Cherokee troops in the Second
Battle of Cabin Creek, in 1864. The raid
captured a Federal wagon train and
netted approximately $1 million
worth of wagons, mules, commissary
supplies, and other needed items.
President of the Confederate
of America - 1861 to 1865
Davis served in the U.S. House of
Representatives and the Senate,
and also served with distinction in
the U.S.-Mexican War.
Davis argued against secession in 1858,
but he believed that states had an
unquestionable right to leave the Union.
President Davis was captured in 1865,
he was accused of treason and imprisoned
He was never tried and
was released after two years.