William Starke Rosecrans

William Starke RosecransProfile

Military strategist, inventor, coal-oil company executive, diplomat, politician, and United States Army officer. While teaching at West Point Military Academy, he became a Catholic. In the Civil War he won high repute in command of the Army of Cumberland until defeated at Chickamauga. Brother of Sylvester Horton Rosecrans. Awarded the Laetare Medal in 1896.



MLA Citation

  • “William Starke Rosecrans“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 February 2019. Web. 22 October 2021. <>