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American "General" Knowledge

Guess the names of these people who have served as generals in the United States military.
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Last updated: March 14, 2019
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American Revolution
Led the Continental Army from 1775-1783
George Washington
American Revolution
French aristocrat who joined the Continental Army and served with distinction
Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette
American Revolution
Defected to the British in 1780, making his name synonymous with treason to Americans
Benedict Arnold
War of 1812
Won the Battle of New Orleans after a peace treaty had been signed, but before word of it reached the United States
Andrew Jackson
War of 1812, Mexican-American War, Civil War
Served longer as a general than any other person in American history
Winfield Scott
Mexican-American War
Defeated Santa Anna's forces at Buena Vista despite being outnumbered, and was convinced to run for President after the war
Zachary Taylor
Civil War
Union general remembered for being reluctant to commit troops and engage the enemy. Later a failed Presidential candidate in 1864
George B. McClellan
Civil War
Union general known for accepting only unconditional surrender, and final leader of the Union army
Ulysses S. Grant
Civil War
Union general known for capturing Atlanta and engaging in scorched-earth tactics against the Confederacy
William Tecumseh Sherman
Civil War
Union cavalry commander who was later killed along with most of his unit in a battle with Native Americans at the Little Bighorn River
George Armstrong Custer
Civil War
Renowned Confederate general who died after being wounded in a friendly fire incident
Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
Civil War
Top Confederate general, ended the war by surrendering at Appomattox
Robert E. Lee
World War I
Commanded Allied Expeditionary Forces, later served as mentor to many prominent generals of World War II
John J. Pershing
World War II
Reorganized the US Army for World War II and helped develop a postwar economic recovery plan for Europe
George Marshall
World War II
Supreme Commander of Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe, 1943-1945
Dwight D. Eisenhower
World War II
Accepted the surrender of Japanese forces in 1945
Douglas MacArthur
World War II
Known for fast-moving, aggressive tactics and profanity-laden speeches to his troops
George S. Patton
Vietnam War
Commander of US forces in Vietnam, 1964-1968
William Westmoreland
Vietnam War
Commander of US forces in Vietnam, 1968-1972, has a tank named after him
Creighton Abrams
Iraq War
Commanded multinational forces from 2003-2008. Later forced to resign as CIA Director after leaking classified information during an extramarital affair
David Petraeus
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