Emory Upton was a US General and brilliant strategist. He led the Union infantry to attack entrenched positions successfully at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House during the Civil War. His important work, The Military Policy of the United States, analyzed American military policies and practices and presented the first systematic examination of America’s military history. Published posthumously in 1904, the volume had a tremendous effect on the US Army.

His The Military Policy of the USA, analyzed American military policies and presented the first examination of America's military history.

Isaac Ingalls Stevens (March 25, 1818 – September 1, 1862) was the first Governor of Washington Territory, a United States Congressman, and a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War until his death at the Battle of Chantilly. He was appointed posthumously to the grade of major general of volunteers. Stevens was born and raised in Massachusetts

KIRO radio historian Feliks Banel had a great story on the interesting life of Washington's first territorial Governor Isaac Stevens.

Joshua Chamberlain (September 8, 1828 - February 24, 1914), American college Professor from the State of Maine who volunteered during the Civil War to join the Union Army, reaching the rank of Brigadier General.  For his gallantry at Gettysburg, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.

"In great deeds something abides." Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, college professor, Union general, and man who knew how to rock a stache.

Philip Kearny, Jr. was a United States Army officer, notable for his leadership in the Mexican-American War and American Civil War. He was killed in action in the 1862 Battle of Chantilly.

was a United States Army officer, notable for his leadership in the Mexican-American War and American Civil War. He was killed in action in the 1862 Battle of Chantilly.

General George E. Pickett, namesake for the ill-fated ‘Pickett’s Charge’ during the Battle of Gettysburg

Major General George E. Pickett, of the Confederate States of America; Most famous for "Pickett's Charge" at Gettysburg 1863

James Cantey (December 30, 1818 – June 30, 1874), was a Confederate States Army brigadier general during the American Civil War. He was a lawyer, planter, state legislator in South Carolina and officer in the Mexican-American War before the war and a planter in Alabama both before and after the war. Colorized by Stacey Palmer

James Cantey was a Confederate States Army brigadier general during the American Civil War. He reminds me of Ashton Kutcher.

Presidents in uniform: Franklin Pierce, US Army Brigadier General during the Mexican American War.

Presidents in uniform: Franklin Pierce, US Army Brigadier General during the Mexican American War.

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