John Austin Wharton (July 23, 1828 – April 6, 1865) was a lawyer, plantation owner, and Confederate general during the American Civil War. He is considered one of theConfederacy's best tactical cavalrycommanders. An ardent secessionist, Wharton enlisted in the Confederate Army as captain of Company B, 8th Texas Cavalry, also known as "Terry's Texas Rangers." Commissioned as colonel of the regiment, Wharton fought with distinction at the Shiloh, where he was wounded. Wharton served under Gen. Bra
Lesser Known Heroes: Edward Porter Alexander | Civil War History Discussion
Edward Porter Alexander, Brig Gen CSA. Signal Corps, Intelligence, and Artillery Officer for Army of Northern Virginia. There throughout the war. Wrote the best book about the war: Fighting For The Confederacy.
Confederate Infantry - Civil War Academy
Confederate Infantry were also known as Johnny Rebs, or Rebels. They were known for their boldness, their courage, and their honor. The Confederates, under the command of such notable generals, as Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Nathan Bedford Forest were an extremely formidable foe for any enemy that they encountered.