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George Gordon Meade (December 31, 1815 – November 6, 1872) was a career United States Army officer and civil engineer involved in coastal construction, including several lighthouses. He fought with distinction in the Second Seminole War and the Mexican-American War. During the American Civil War he served as a Union general, rising from command of a brigade to the Army of the Potomac. He is best known for defeating Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.
James Lawson Kemper - Civil War Confederate Major General, Virginia Governor, member of the Virginia State Legislature. At the Battle of Gettysburg, he was wounded, taken prisoner and prisoner exchanged in early 1864. He was promoted Major General in September, 1864 and was assigned the command of Richmond, Virginia until the Confederacy surrendered. After the war, he focused on rebuilding the state into the Union and was elected Governor of Virginia, serving 1874 to 1878.
James Jay Archer (December 19, 1817 – October 24, 1864) was a lawyer and an officer in the United States Army during the Mexican-American War, and he later served as a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Taken as a prisoner of war at the Battle of Gettysburg, Archer was the first general officer captured from Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. He was captured on the first day at Gettysburg.
Edward Porter Alexander served first as an officer in the United States Army and later, during the American Civil War (1861-1865), in the Confederate Army, in which he rose to the rank of brigadier general. Alexander was the officer in charge of the massive artillery bombardment preceding Pickett's Charge, on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, and is also noted for his early use of signals and observation balloons during combat. (West Point - Class of '57)