According to Civil War Generals, compiled by James Spencer, the Shenandoah Valley produced eight brigadier generals, six who fought for the Confederacy and two for the Union: John D. Imboden (C/Staunton), James W. Denver (U/Winchester), John R. Jones (C/Harrisonburg), Thomas Jordan (C/Luray), Richard L. Page (C/Clarke County), Alexander W. Reynolds (C/Clarke County), John D. Stevenson (U/Staunton), and James A. Walker (C/Mt. Sidney). Of 117 generals who were killed in battle, 50 died on Virginia battlefields, 7 in the Valley: Brig. Gen. Turner Ashby (C/Harrisonburg/June 1862), Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Bidwell (U/Cedar Creek/Oct. 1864), Brig. Gen. Archibald C. Godwin (C/Opequon/Sept. 1864), Brig. Gen. William ``Grumble'' Jones (C/Piedmont/June 1864), Maj. Gen. Stephen D. Ramseur (C/Cedar Creek/Oct. 1864), Maj. Gen. Robert E. Rodes (C/Opequon/Sept. 1864), and Brig. Gen. David A. Russell (U/Opequon/Sept. 1864). Col. George S. Patton, grandfather of Gen. George S. ``Blood and Guts'' Patton of World War II fame, was killed commanding a Confederate brigade at Opequon on September 19, 1864. He is buried in Stonewall Cemetery, Winchester.
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