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Major General William Wing Loring (4 Dec 1818 – 30 Dec 1886) was a soldier from North Carolina who served in the armies of the United States, the Confederacy, and Egypt. He left the US and traveled to Europe in May 1859. While there, he, like many of his fellow American officers, studied the military tactics that had been invented in the recent Crimean War.
Samuel Gibbs French (22 Nov 1818 – 20 Apr 1910) was an officer in the U.S. Army, wealthy plantation owner, author, and a major general in the Confederate army during the American Civil War. He commanded a division in the Army of Tennessee in the Western Theater. French served in the Franklin-Nashville Campaign. Illness forced him to return home in December 1864; but he returned to service in 1865, commanding forces in Mobile, Alabama to the end of the war. USMA Class of 1843
Brigadier General John Carpenter Carter (19 Dec 1837 – 10 Dec 1864), entered the war as a captain in the 38th Tennessee Infantry regiment and quickly became its colonel. He commanded the regiment during the Battle of Shiloh, Battle of Perryville, Battle of Stones River, Battle of Chickamauga and Atlanta Campaign. Carter was promoted to brigadier general to rank from 7 Jul 1864. He was mortally wounded during the Battle of Franklin and died in the Harrison home, 3 miles south of the battlefield.