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"Hey! We all get to admire whatever general we please."
Just to make it clear: I do not admire Wade III because he was at the apex of The Inherently Evil Southern Aristocracy; I admire him In Spite of it.
And, like NB Forrest, W-III had backbone, character, substance, and style, thus making for some highly entertaining (and some very touching) anecdotes.
Not to worry. I completely understood that. In fact, as one of the South's plantation elite, Hampton could have been effete, a spoiled brat, a wastrel and playboy, but instead he took responsibility to fight for what he believed, carrying on his family's history and tradition of doing so.