"Worst Battlefield Commander (Final Round)" Topic
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| ColCampbell ||11 Jul 2018 9:20 a.m. PST|
For me it was a toss-up between McClellan and Bragg. I voted for Bragg only because he seemed to have more conflict with his subordinate general officers than McClellan. But they were, to my opinion, about equal as "worst" battlefield commanders.
|ScottWashburn ||11 Jul 2018 9:27 a.m. PST|
I had to go with McClellan. Few commanders in history have ever let such opportunities slip through their fingers.
|Gunfreak ||11 Jul 2018 10:39 a.m. PST|
I still say Burnside, he seems incapable of commanding a highschool marching band.
|Cerdic ||11 Jul 2018 12:08 p.m. PST|
So far, this poll suggests that North America seems to have a monopoly on military incompetence!
|Winston Smith ||11 Jul 2018 5:26 p.m. PST|
|Frederick ||12 Jul 2018 7:36 a.m. PST|
I do with Santa Ana – at least Burnside and McClellan didn't lose a third of their country!
|Cerdic ||12 Jul 2018 9:56 a.m. PST|
We were putting muppets in charge long before your Continent was even discovered!
|Big Red ||13 Jul 2018 7:48 a.m. PST|
Burnside and others greatly helped McClellan let such opportunities slip through their fingers.
Burnside helped himself and Grant in a similar way too.
| Jlundberg ||16 Jul 2018 7:29 p.m. PST|
McClellan did not win battles that he should have, but he did not lose them either – Hooker, Pope and Burnside all failed in the face of odds and lost their battles. McClellan managed to bleed the ANV white in the Peninsula and Antietam campaigns. I suspect that the relentless ferocity of the attacks as well as his misguided faith in Pinkerton left him more passive than he should have been by rights