Nom-de-guerre

The French phrase means "war game" and is used in regard to a nickname earned in battle.  The following is a list of Civil War soldiers and their nicknames.

  • Anderson, William T. - "Bloody Bill"

  • Anderson, Richard H. - "Fighting Dick"

  • Archer, James J. - "Sally"

  • Armistead, Lewis - "Lo" (short for  "Lothario")

  • Ashby, Turner - "Black Knight of the Confederacy"

  • Beauregard, P. G. T.  - "The Little Creole"

  • Benning, Henry L. - "Old Rock"

  • Butler, Benjamin F. - "Spoons"

  • Cleburne, Patrick - "The Stonewall Jackson of the West"

  • Custer, George - "Autie"

  • Early, Jubal - "Old Jube, Old Jubilee"

  • Ewell, Richard S. - "Old Bald Head"

  • Forrest, Nathan Bedford - "Wizard of the Saddle"

  • Grant, U. S. - "Unconditional Surrender"

  • Hanson, Roger - "Old Flintlock"

  • Hardee, William J. - "Old Reliable"

  • Hood, John Bell - "Old Wooden Head"

  • Hooker, Joseph  - "Fighting Joe"

  • Jackson, Thomas J.  - "Stonewall"

  • Johnson, Edward - "Allegheny Johnson" or "Alleghany Johnson"

  • Jones, John M. - "Rum"

  • Jones, William E. - "Grumble"

  • Lee, Robert E. - "Granny." "Marble Model," "Marble Man," and "King of Spades"

  • Lee, William Henry Fitzhugh  - "Rooney" 

  • Mackenzie, Ranald S. - "Bad Hand"

  • Magruder, John B. - "Prince John"

  • Mahone, William - "Little Billy"

  • McClellan, George B. - "Little Mac"

  • Meagher, Thomas Francis - "Meagher of the Sword"

  • Mitchel, Ormsby M. - "Old Stars"

  • Polk, Leonidas - "The Fighting Bishop"

  • Price, Sterling - "Old Pap"

  • Scott, Winfield - "Old Fuss and Feathers"

  • Shelby, Joseph O. - "Jo" and "No Surrender" and "The Undefeated"

  • Sherman, William T. - "Cump" and "Uncle Billy"

  • Smith, Edwin Kirby - "Seminole"

  • Smith, William - "Extra Billy"

  • Stewart, George H. - "Maryland Stuart"

  • Stuart, J. E. B. - "Beauty"

  • Thomas, George H. - "The Rock of Chickamauga" and "Old Reliable"

  • Thompson, M. Jeff -  "The Swamp Fox of the Confederacy"

  • Warren, Gouveneur K. - "Hero of Little Round Top"

  • Wheeler, Joseph - "Fighting Joe" and "The War Child"

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Revised 05/15/2013