The Gallant Dead

Union and Confederate Generals Killed in the Civil War

Book Description

  • Covers the deaths of 124 generals, including Stonewall Jackson, Albert Sidney Johnston, Jeb Stuart, James B. McPherson, John Reynolds, and numerous others

    Over 400 Confederate and 580 Union soldiers rose to the rank of general in the Civil War. Of them, more than 1 in 10 would die, an astounding 124 in all 78 for the South and 46 for the North. Weaving their stories into a seamless narrative of the entire war, Smith paints a fascinating and often moving portrait of the final moments of some of the finest American warriors who have ever lived.

  • About Smith, Derek,

    Derek Smith is a journalist and the author of several Civil War books, including The Gallant Dead and In the Lion’s Mouth. A native of Bishopville, South Carolina, he lives in Williamsville, New York.