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 Posted: Sun Apr 5th, 2009 03:25 am
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Stonewall had a pretty good grasp of strategy and was an adept manueverer of troops. However, he was a rather mediocre tactician.

Stonewall was respected by his men but not loved. He did not possess an endearing personality. His saving grace was that he won victories. I once read somewhere that he had more men arrested than any other Confederate general.

I'm not sure if he had the temperament or social skills to successfully administer a large army like Lee and Grant did. Don't forget that he tried to resign when the government started interfering with his valley command. He could bicker just as easily as Joe Johnston could.

Last edited on Sun Apr 5th, 2009 03:29 am by The Iron Duke



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