Robert Frederick Hoke (May 27, 1837 – July 3, 1912) was a Confederate major general during the American Civil War, present at one of the earliest battles, Big Bethel, where he was commended for coolness & judgment. Wounded at Chancellorsville, he recovered in time for the defence of Petersburg & Richmond, when his brigade distinguished itself at Cold Harbour (June 1864), acknowledged by Grant as his most costly defeat. Hoke was born in Lincolnton, North Carolina
"[Ulysses S. Grant] achieved international fame as the leading Union general in the American Civil War, capturing Vicksburg in 1863 and Richmond in 1865. He accepted the surrender of his great Confederate opponent Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Courthouse."
November 28, 2016: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, family and friends to celebrate the life of the 6th Duke of Westminster, Major General Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor at Chester Cathedral this afternoon.
General George Edward Pickett was a major-general in the army of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. During the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg, Pickett’s forces helped contribute to the overwhelming Confederate victory. He led the disastrous and foolhardy “Pickett’s Charge” against Union lines in the Battle of Gettysburg, in the process losing almost his entire division. To his dying day, he bitterly mourned this great loss.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge represented the Queen and Prince Philip today as they paid tribute to the sixth Duke of Westminster at a memorial service in the Chester Cathedral. The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and Princess Eugenie also attended, along with 1,400 other guests, to celebrate the life of Major General Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor. The father-of-four died of a heart attack aged 64 on August 6th. He was Britain's third richest man and richest property developer in…