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Captain Crow wrote: Over the course of a long campaign: U.S. Grant/Sherman
a specific engagement: Jackson


I'll take the Jackson who was at White Oak Swamp on June 30, 1862.  It shouldn't be too hard to beat a guy who falls asleep!  ;)

All kidding aside (and i joked around because I'm about to pick a specific circumstance myself), I'd probably go with William Mahone during the Petersburg Campaign.  Mahone was a civil engioeer pre-war for the Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad.  He knew EVERY inch of ground around the latter city like the back of his hand, and his generalship improved measurably as a result of this fortuitous advantage!

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