|I think when we try to decide what special traits the most successful generals would be likely to possess, we need to choose traits that few other generals possessed to such an extent. I mean, in short, what qualities did they have that separated them from other generals? Belief in God would be more likely to be a trait they shared in common with other generals.
Belief in God was common to many in the culture at the time, at least at the start of the war. Some of the least successful generals deeply believed in God. For example, Confederate Major General Leonidas Polk was a Bishop.
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