When thinking about the general officers from Michigan during the Civil War, one immediately turns to G.A. Custer and R. Alger and Others are not so well known like E. Farnsworth. Others are known but not connected to Michigan usually, like H. Hunt. And then there are others like Christopher Colon Augur, a native of New York (like many Michiganders in the 1850's and 60's) who moved to the Great Lake State with his widowed mother when still a boy. He was subsequently appointed to West Point and graduated in the class of 1843. He entered into a lifelong (42 years) career in the U.S. Army. He fought in the Mexican War, during conflicts with Native Americans, and in the Civil War, receiving a significant wound in the battle of Cedar Creek. At the start he served as commandant of cadets at West Point. He was breveted Brigadier General and Major General, U.S. Army, for his gallant services in the war. He was a classmate of General Grant. His burial is in Arlington National Cemetery. Great Brady photo here: image
No doubt this tells only part of the story. And it leads to a question: what other Michiganders were appointed to West Point and served in the Civil War who have gone largely unnoticed?