Civil War Interactive Discussion Board Home
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register


Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum (Floyd and Pillow) - Other People of the Civil War - The Participants of the War - Mikitary & Civilian - Civil War Interactive Discussion Board
 Moderated by: javal1
 New Topic   Reply   Printer Friendly 
 Rate Topic 
AuthorPost
 Posted: Sat Feb 25th, 2006 11:25 pm
   PM  Quote  Reply 
1st Post
Bill
Member
 

Joined: Sat Nov 12th, 2005
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

I have just finished reading the update to 'The 10 Worst Leaders of the Civil War'

And while there is still some argument of who should be and who should not be on the list, and will I suggest be so for as long as lists are compiled. I cannot but feel that there must be a place on the list for 'two-somes'. To include Gideon Pillow, essentially for his actions at Fort Donaldson, and leave out John Floyd, his fellow co-conspirator, does a great injustice to the memory of the Confederate soldiers who fell at Fort Donaldson, and the 13,000 who were consigned to captivity.

Rarely I would suggest that at anytime in the history of the American Civil War did the forces of war combine to bring two such people together at the same time.

Regards

Bill Wyndham

 



 Posted: Sun Feb 26th, 2006 04:44 am
   PM  Quote  Reply 
2nd Post
Kent Nielsen
Member
 

Joined: Wed Dec 14th, 2005
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Posts: 76
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

I would have to agree.



 Posted: Fri Aug 4th, 2006 01:50 am
   PM  Quote  Reply 
3rd Post
James Longstreet
Member


Joined: Thu Aug 3rd, 2006
Location: Arkansas USA
Posts: 89
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

Is Irvin McDowell on that list?



 Posted: Fri Aug 4th, 2006 02:08 am
   PM  Quote  Reply 
4th Post
javal1
Grumpy Geezer


Joined: Thu Sep 1st, 2005
Location: Tennessee USA
Posts: 1503
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

Welcome to the board James! The list can be found here. Bill, if this were my list rather than our readers, I would have Pillow as #2, and Floyd would have ranked at leat #9 or 10. Alas, all I did was count the votes ;) Enjoy the board James....



 Posted: Fri Aug 4th, 2006 04:01 am
   PM  Quote  Reply 
5th Post
James Longstreet
Member


Joined: Thu Aug 3rd, 2006
Location: Arkansas USA
Posts: 89
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

I appreciated that link.  I have to agree with most choices on the list.  I liked John Bell Hood, but commanding a corps or an army was beyond him, but where is Joseph Hooker on this list?  Or is he considered redeemed for his defeat at Chancelorsville by his later performance in the West?



 Posted: Sat Aug 5th, 2006 03:06 am
   PM  Quote  Reply 
6th Post
harp guy
Member
 

Joined: Fri Aug 4th, 2006
Location:  
Posts: 3
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

was mccellan on that list??  probably the biggest scardey cat in the war--he had the advantage artileery wise and troop wise and did nothing!!  Just read the list--glad he was on it!

Last edited on Sat Aug 5th, 2006 03:09 am by harp guy



 Posted: Mon Aug 7th, 2006 06:00 pm
   PM  Quote  Reply 
7th Post
CountyGrey
Member


Joined: Mon Aug 7th, 2006
Location: Mejale, Virginia USA
Posts: 3
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

I would really put Burnside first, of course he screwed up antietam and petersburg, but he also bungled at Fredericksburg by waiting too long to get his pontoon bridges....



 Current time is 10:42 pm
Top




UltraBB 1.17 Copyright © 2007-2008 Data 1 Systems
Page processed in 0.3192 seconds (9% database + 91% PHP). 25 queries executed.