|who was more "loved" by his soldiers is a subjective opinion and a rather pointless argument. At most Jackson, had 17,000 men in his army. Lee had anywhere between 50,000 to 90,000. I really doubt if Lee's men loved Jackson more. For the sake of argument, if in Lee's Army of 68,000 only half of them (34,000) loved Lee and all of Jaclson's 17.000 loved Jackson, who was loved more - Lee whom 34,000 loved or Jackson who was only loved by 17,000? Who and why the propaganda-inspired civilians loved and admired more as compared to whom and why the soldiers in the field loved and admired is not the same. The soldiers in the Union Army of the Potomac loved McClellan. So what? No doubt that he cared for his army that he created but stunk as a tactician and battlefield commander.
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