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  •  Lee was not a lousy general. (2+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, citylights

    He was a lousy American, but that is a different thing.

    Guderian and Rommel were lousy human beings, but they were not lousy generals.

    One must give the devil his due.

    Grant was Lee's superior, as a general and as an American. He proved this on the battlefield and in his postwar life.

    That said, any commander who saw Lee opposing him and rejoiced, would have been delusional.

    Floyd, Johnston, Pemberton, the other Johnston, and Bragg were all as nothing to Lee. The only Confederate commander that gave Grant even half so much trouble as Lee was Forrest, and he was always more of a pain in the ass than a genuine threat.

    Lee was a good genera. He was just a lousy American.

    Ceterum censeo Factionem Republicanam esse delendam.

    by journeyman on Fri May 17, 2013 at 08:21:15 PM PDT

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