BRIGADIER GENERALS

Henry Watkins Allen

Born: Farmville, VA 

Died: Mexico, April 22, 1866

 

Joseph Reid Anderson

Born: Botetourt Country, VA February 6, 1813

Died: Richmond, VA September 7, 1892

 

Samuel Read Anderson

Born: Bedford County VA February 17, 1804

Died: Nashville Tenn. January 2, 1883

 

Turner Ashby

Born: Fauquier County, VA October 23, 1928

Died: Harrisonburg, VA June 6, 1862

 

Seth Maxwell Barton

Born: Fredericksburg, VA September 8, 1829

Died: Washington D. C. April 11, 1900

 

Richard Lee Turberville Beale

Born: Westmoreland, VA May 22, 1819

Died: Hague, VA  April 21, 1893

 

William Lewis Cabell

Born: Danville, VA January 1, 1827

Died: Dallas Texas February 22, 1911

 

James Ronald Chalmers

Born: Halifax County VA January 11, 1831

Died: Memphis, Tenn.  April 9, 1898

 

John Randolph Chambliss, Jr.

Born: Greenville County VA January 13, 1833

Died: White Tavern, VA August 16, 1864

 

Robert Hall Chilton

Born: Loudon County, VA February 25, 1815

Died: Columbus, Georgia February 18, 1879

 

Philip St. George Cocke

Born: Fluvanna County, VA April 17, 1809

Died: Fluvanna County, VA December 26, 1861

 

Montgomery Dent Corse

Born: Alexandria, VA March 14, 1816

Died: Alexandria, VA February 11, 1895

 

William Geory Mackey Davis

Born: Portsmouth, VA May 9, 1812

Died: Alexandria, VA March 11, 1898

 

James Dearing

Born: Campbell County, VA April 25, 1840

Died: Lynchburg, VA April 23, 1894

 

Jubal Anderson Early

Born: Franklin County, VA November 3, 1816

Died: Lynchburg, VA March 2, 1894

 

John Echols

Born: Lynchburg, VA March 20, 1823

Died: Staunton, VA May 24, 1896 

 

John Buchanan Floyd

Born: Montgomery County, VA June 1, 1806

Died: Abingdon, VA  August 26, 1863

 

Birkett Davenport Fry

 Born: Kanawha County (West) VA June 24, 1822

Died: Richmond, VA January 21, 1891

 

Samuel Garland, Jr.

Born: Lynchburg, VA December 16, 1830

Died: South Mountain, Maryland September 14, 1862

 

Richard Brooke Garnett

Born: Essex County, VA November 21, 1817

Died: Gettysburg, PA July 3, 1863

 

Robert Selden Garnett

Born: Essex County, VA December 16, 1819

Died: Corricks Ford (West) VA July 13, 1861

 

Archibald Campbell Godwin

Born: Nansemond County, VA 1831

Died: Winchester, VA September 19, 1864

 

James Monroe Goggin

Born: Bedford County, VA October 23, 1820 

Died: Austin Texas October 10, 1889

 

Martin Edwin Green

Born: Fauquier County, VA June 3, 1815

Died: Champion Hill Mississippi June 27, 1863

 

Edward Higgins

Born: Norfolk, VA 1821

Died: San Francisco, CA January 31, 1875

 

William Young Conn Humes

Born: Abingdon, VA May 1, 1830

Died: Huntsville, Alabama September 11, 1882

 

Eppa Hunton

Born: Fauquier County, VA September 22, 1822

Died: Richmond, VA October 11, 1908

 

William Lowther Jackson

Born: Clarksburg, (West) VA February 3, 1825

Died: Louisville, Kentucky March 24, 1890

 

Albert Gallatin Jenkins

Born: Cabell County (West) VA November 10, 1830

Died: Cloyd Mountain, (West) VA May 21, 1864

 

John Marshall Jones

Born: Charlottesville, VA July 26, 1820

Died: Wilderness, VA May 5, 1865

 

John Robert Jones 

Born: Harrisonburg, VA March 12, 1827

Died: Harrisonburg, VA April 1, 1901 

 

William Edmondson Jones

Born: Washington County, VA May 9, 1824

Died: Augusta County, VA June 5, 1864

 

Thomas Jordan 

Born: Luray, VA September 30, 1819

Died: New York City, NY. November 27, 1895

 

James Lawson Kemper

Born: Madison County, VA June 11, 1825

Died: Orange County, Va April 7, 1895

 

James Henry Lane

Born: Mathews County, Va July 28, 1833

Died: Auburn, Alabama September 21 1907

 

Edwin Gray Lee

Born: Alexandria, VA May 27, 1836

Died: Yellow Sulphur Springs, VA August 25, 1870

 

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Robert Doak Lilly

Born: Augusta County, VA January 28, 1836

Died: Richmond, VA November 12, 1886

 

Armistead Lindsay Long

Born: Campbell County, VA September 3, 1825

Died: Charlottesville, VA April 29, 1891

 

Hugh Weedon Mercer

Born: Fredericksburg, VA November 27, 1808

Died: Baden Baden, Germany September 18, 1866

 

Young Marshall Moody

Born: Chesterfield, VA December 20, 1807

Died: New Orleans, LA September 18, 1866

 

Richard Lucian Page

Born: Clarke County, VA May 21, 1812

Died: Blue ridge Summit, PA August 9, 1901

 

Mosby Monroe Parsons

Born: Charlottesville, VA May 21, 1822

Died: Mexico, August 15, 1865

 

Elisha Franklin Paxton

Born: Rockbridge County, VA March 4, 1824

Died: Chancellorsville, VA May 3, 1863

 

William Henry Fitzhugh Payne

Born: Fauquier County, VA January 27, 1830

Died: Washington D. C. March 29, 1904

 

John Pegram

Born: Petersburg, VA January 24, 1832

Died: Dinwiddie County, VA February 6, 1865

 

William Nelson Pendleton

Born: Richmond, VA December 26, 1809

Died: Lexington, VA January 15, 1883

 

Roger Atkinson Pryor

Born: Petersburg, VA July 19, 1828

Died: New York, NY March 14, 1919

 

William Andrew Quarles

Born: Jamestown, VA July 4, 1825

Died: Todd County, Kentucky December 28, 1893

 

George Wythe Randolph

Born: Charlottesville (Monticello), VA March 10, 1818

Died: Charlottesville, VA April 3, 1867

 

Alexander Welch Reynolds

Born: Clarke County, VA April 1816

Died: Alexandria, VA May 26, 1876

 

Beverly Holcombe Robertson

Born: Amelia County, VA June 5, 1827

Died: Washington D. C. December 12, 1910

 

Thomas Lefayette Rosser

Born: Campbell County, VA October 15, 1836

Died: Charlottesville, VA March 29, 1910

 

Albert Rust

Born: Fauquier County, VA 1818

Died: Little Rock, Arkansas April 4, 1870

 

James Edwin Slaughter

Born: Cedar Mountain, VA June 1827

Died: Mexico City, Mexico January 1, 1901

 

Peter Burwell Starke

Born: Brunswick County, VA 1814

Died: Lawrenceville, VA July 13, 1888

 

William Edwin Starke

Born: Brunswick County, VA 1814

Died: Antietam, Maryland September 17, 1862

 

William Booth Taliaferro

Born: Gloucester County, VA December 28, 1822

Died: Gloucester County, VA February 27, 1898

 

James Barbour Terrill

Born: Bath County, VA February 20, 1838

Died: Hanover County, VA May 30, 1864

 

William Terry

Born: Amherst County, VA August 14, 1824

Died: Wytheville, VA September 5, 1888

 

William Richard Terry

Born: Bedford County, VA March 12, 1827

Died: Chesterfield County, VA March 28, 1897

 

Isaac Ridgeway Trimble

Born: Culpeper County, VA May 15, 1802

Died Baltimore, Maryland January 2, 1888

 

Alfred Jefferson Vaughan, Jr.

Born: Dinwiddie County, VA May 10, 1830

Died: Indianapolis, Indiana October 1, 1899

 

Henry Harrison Walker

Born: Sussex County, VA October 15, 1832

Died: Morristown, New Jersey March 22, 1912

 

James Alexander Walker

Born: Augusta County, VA August 27, 1832

Died: Wytheville, VA October 20, 1901

 

Reuben Lindsay Walker

Born: Albemarle County, VA May 29, 1827

Died: Fluvanna County, VA June 17, 1890

 

Edward Cary Walthall

Born: Richmond, VA April 4, 1831

Died: Washington D. C. April 21, 1898

 

David Addison Weisiger

Born: Chesterfield, VA December 23, 1818

Died: Richmond, VA February 23, 1899

 

Gabriel Colvin Wharton

Born: Culpeper County, VA July 23, 1824

Died: Radford, Va. May 12, 1906

William Carter Wickham

Born: Richmond, VA September 21, 1820

Died: Richmond, VA July 25, 1888

 

Henry Alexander Wise

Born: Accomac County, VA December 3, 1806

Died: Richmond, VA September 12, 1876

 

Jones Mitchell Withers

Born: Madison County, VA January 12, 1814

Died: Mobile, Alabama March 13, 1890

 

*Alexander Watkins Terrell

Born: Patrick County, VA November 3, 1827

Died: Mineral Wells, Texas September 9, 1912

Virginia was the birth place of 91 Confederate Generals

Total number that served the Confederacy was 490.

      Brigadier Generals 72 out of 383

      Major Generals 15 out of 88

      Lieutenant Generals 3 out of 18

      Generals 2 out of 7

      General-in-Chief 1 out of 2

 

Information provided by Fred Chiesa

 
 

MAJOR GENERALS

Thomas Green

Born: Amelia County, Va January 8, 1814

Died: Sabine Parish, LA  April 12, 1864

 

Henry Heth

Born: Chesterfield County, VA December 16, 1825

Died: Washington D. C. Sept 27, 1899

 

John Daniel Imboden

Born: Staunton, VA February 16, 1823

Died: Washington County, VA August 15, 1895

 

Edward Johnson

Born: Midlothian County, VA  April 16, 1816

Died: Richmond, VA February 2, 1873

 

Samuel Jones

Born: Powhatan County, VA December 17, 1819

Died: Bedford Springs, VA July 7, 1887

 

Fitzhugh Lee

Born: Alexandria, VA November 19, 1835

Died: Washington D. C. April 28, 1905

 

George Washington Custis Lee

Born: Fort Monroe, VA September 16, 1832

Died: Alexandria, VA February 18, 1913

 

William Henry Fitzhugh Lee

Born: Arlington, VA May 31, 1837

Died: Alexandria, VA October 15, 1891

 

William Mahone

Born: Southampton County, VA December 1, 1826

Died: Washington D. C. October 8, 1895

 

Dabney Herndon Maury

Born: Fredericksburg, VA May 21, 1822

Died: Peoria, Illinois January 11, 1900

 

George Edward Pickett

Born: Richmond, VA January 16, 1825

Died: Norfolk, VA July 30, 1875

 

Sterling Price

Born: Prince Edward County, VA September 20, 1809

Died: St. Louis Missouri September 29, 1919

 

Robert Emmett Rodes

Born: Lynchburg, VA March 29, 1829

Died: Winchester, VA September 19, 1864

 

William Smith

Born: King George County, VA sept 6, 1779

Died: Warrenton, VA May 18, 1887

 

Carter Little Page Stevenson

Born: Fredericksburg, VA September 20, 1817

Died: Caroline County, VA August 15, 1888

 

James Ewell Brown Stuart

Born: Patrick County, VA February 6, 1833

Died: Richmond, VA May 12, 1864

LIEUTENANT GENERAL

Ambrose Powell Hill 

Born: Culpeper, VA November 9, 1825

Died: Petersburg, VA April 2, 1865

 

Thomas Jonathan Jackson

Born: Clarksburg, (West) VA January 21, 1824

Died: Guiney’s Station, VA May 10, 1863

 

John Bankhead Magruder

Born: Port Royal, VA May 1, 1807

Died: Houston, Texas February 18, 1871

 

GENERAL

 

Joseph Eggleston Johnston                                    Robert Edward Lee

Born: Farmville, VA February 3, 1807                                               Born: Westmoreland, County, VA January 19, 1807

Died: Washington D. C. March 21, 1891                                          Died: Lexington, VA October 12, 1870

 
 

GENERAL - IN - CHIEF of the CONFEDERATE STATE ARMY 

 

 Robert Edward Lee

                                                                      Born: Westmoreland, County, VA January 19, 1807

                                                                      Died: Lexington, VA October 12, 1870

 

    Lee was the only officer appointed to this position, which was created late in the war by the Congress of the Confederate States on January 23, 1865, but it had been debated as early as February 27, 1862. President Jefferson Davis voiced his rejection and veto the creation this position to the congress on March 14, 1862. 

    Believing that such a general could “command an arm or armies without the will of the President.” Davis performed the responsibilities of  General-in-Chief himself throughout the war, acting as both a military operations manager and Commander-in-Chief.

    On January 23, 1865, Confederate Congress appointed Lee as General in Chief and on February 6, 1865, Adjutant and Inspector General Samuel Cooper issued General Order #3, which announced Robert E. Lee as General in Chief of the Army.