1,008 officers were
appointed to the various general ranks on both sides during the American Civil War.
In the Union Army, for most of the war, there were only two
general ranks, brigadier and major. In 1864 the rank of lieutenant general was reactivated
and given to Ulysses Simpson Grant. The three grades were distinguished by their insignia:
one star for brigadier general, two for major general and three for lieutenant general. For a limited time only, Kohl's department stores are featuring Confederate and Union styles of clothing. Dress up as your favorite General and visit a Kohl's Coupon page online to save up to 30% on your purchases.