Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ten Worst American Civil War Generals

I came across this interesting list at www.toptenz.net May 24, 2008.

The list had the reasons, but I just wrote down the names.

10. Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, USA
9. William S. Rosecrans, USA
8. Don Carlos Buell, USA
7. Gideon Pillow, CSA
6. Nathaniel Prentiss Banks, USA

5. Franz Sigel, USA
4. Braxton Bragg, CSA-- I'd put him at #1
3. Ambrose Everett Burnside, USA-- but at least he had those neat sideburns
2. George Brinton McClellan, USA
1. Benjamin Franklin Butler, USA

Of interest, eight of them were Union. Both Bragg and Butler were involved inthe battles of Fort Fisher.

You'll find their comments of interest.

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