"Most Overlooked Confederate General (Final Round)" Topic
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|advocate||05 Dec 2018 4:52 a.m. PST|
I have overlooked Cleburne since I don't recall hearing about him.
|Frederick ||05 Dec 2018 6:36 a.m. PST|
Patrick Cleburne was I think no question over-looked, especially by the Confederate high command in the West – despite being the bane of his opponents he was passed over three times for Corps command; Hardee said of him
"Where this division defended, no odds broke its line; where it attacked, no numbers resisted its onslaught, save only once; and there is the grave of Cleburne"
His death in the ill-conceived Battle of Franklin was a big blow to the Confederate cause
|mildbill||05 Dec 2018 4:17 p.m. PST|
Cleburne suggested to arm the slaves, that was the end of his advancing in the army.
| Parzival ||05 Dec 2018 6:12 p.m. PST|
Not just arm them, but grant them freedom. He felt it was the best chance for the Confederacy to survive. He was probably right.