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The National Military Academy at West Point was founded in 1802 and in the period from its opening to the Civil War 67 cadets from North Carolina graduated and served in the army. Of these eight were born outside of the state but were residents when commissioned and an additional eight were born in North Carolina but commissioned while living outside of the state. Excluding those sixteen, the author examines the 59 commissioned officers born and bred within the state.
A look at the life, education, and military career of heralded North Carolina West Point graduate Major General Stephen Dodson Ramseur. Particular attention is given to the years between 1855 and 1860 when he was at West Point, but details on his family and his death in the battle of Cedar Creek in October of 1864 are included.