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Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2021 12:14 p.m. PST

The "Pre-Poll Discussion Link" goes to the Union command discussion. The proper link to the Confederate command discussion is: TMP link


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian25 Sep 2021 1:42 p.m. PST

Updated grin

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2021 4:50 p.m. PST

Thanks, Bill. And I'm sure Rick thanks you as well.


pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2021 5:42 p.m. PST

For me, Lee as overall, with 2 Corps under Jackson and Longstreet. Cleburne as a Superb division commander.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2021 9:24 a.m. PST

Agree with pzivh43 and I added Joe Johnson maybe not the mot inspiring commander but solid, great organizer and took good care of his troops – and I have to ask with all due respect why anyone would consider Bragg, who had the unique distinction of having enemies among the command staffs of both sides!

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2021 7:41 p.m. PST

Bragg was also noted for having an official correspondence argument with himself. He was both a commander and a quartermaster- he submitted a requisition and denied it with his other hat, then sent tersely worded messages back and forth until he appealed to his boss.

Just gotta love that

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2021 10:47 p.m. PST

Joe Johnston never saw a retreat he didn't like. Interesting that Longstreet is getting more votes than Lee. Probably from those who read the novel "The Killer Angels" and saw the movie "Gettysburg" and believed it was actual history. Great movie and book. Both are favorites of mine. But the movie was based on a novel "The Killer Angels".

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2021 11:33 p.m. PST

I didn't vote for him but Porter Alexander's memoir is worth a read. He wrote it for his family but it was eventually published exactly as he wrote it. He was critical of both Lee and Longstreet. Made some very good points.


mildbill27 Sep 2021 4:55 p.m. PST

Price and cleburne deserve more recognition esp. since they fought in the decisive Theaters, i.e. west of the appalachians.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2021 2:45 a.m. PST

Being a Yankee, I voted for the least competent among them.

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2021 12:39 p.m. PST

The Eastern theater as it has been argued by some historians such as the likes of Dr. Gary Gallagher, that the Eastern Theater was the primary and most important theater of the ACW.


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