Re: [civilwarwest] Southern Generals in the West
At 13:59 9/2/00 -0600, you wrote:
>To add to the list of worst Southern Generals in the West, I have severalnames.
>To make into my list a general has to be more than inept. He has to be:
>1) Hindman. .
>6) George Crittenden.>
1) recklessly ambitious for promotion or preference
2) extraordinarily harmful to the welfare of his troops and/or to his cause.
I appreciate the suggestions, but the generals you mention simply didn't
get enough people killed or territory lost to compete with Polk, J.
Johnston, Longstreet, and Hood, although Hindman comes close.
I also want to keep the list compact, so I am going to restrict it to 5
each. Right now I'm thinking of adding Sheridan to the Union list, mainly
because of his dabblings at Indian pacification after the war, which isn't
fair, I know, but I just don't like him, and I'm a allowed to be just a
little bit arbitrary, aren't I? Anyway, I might just keep the list at 4
each. That way I don't have to deal with the problem of the would be
general Jeff Davis.