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 Posted: Thu Mar 20th, 2008 04:45 pm
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I hate to be redundant but I can't see how if you look at the total picture of a great general including strategy, tactics and politics that you would not put Grant and Lee at the top.  No revelation there.

But let me throw out a name that could be at the top of the list if you just look at strategy and tactics - George Thomas - "the Rock of Chickamauga."  He never had the political backing to make it to the top but if you look at his performance throughout the war, one would be hard pressed to find anyone who was more consistently excellent than Thomas.  He excelled at being a Corps commander witnessed by Chickamauga and Chattanooga and was also capable in his own command as seen at Nashville.

 

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