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 Posted: Mon Jan 19th, 2009 11:55 pm
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TimK, that is an outstanding Civil War Trivia question!

The answer would take research for me to find. But maybe we do have someone here who would know of such a general right off hand for the religious part. For the black part, I don't know of any black generals in the Civil War. Most of the Colored Troops were led by white officers.

My bet is that there were, indeed, some very religious generals who did not swear or raise their voices. Confederate General Leonidas Polk was an Episcopalian bishop. During the Atlanta Campaign he baptised some other top officers. I don't know if he ever swore. Swearing was looked down upon by many soldiers in those days.

Coach Dungy was arguably a better coach than Polk was as a general.

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