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Who is your favorite Confederate general of the American Civil War?

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Who is your favorite Confederate general of the American Civil War?

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  1. 1
    Ed Hamilton says:

    Nathan Bedford Forrest

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    Darryl Raby says:

    Who to chose? Brilliance-T.J. Jackson; Talented Amature-N. B. Forrest; Steadfast-J. Longstreet; Too much courage-J. Hood; Showboat-J.E.B. Stuart.

  3. 3
    J.R. Lee says:

    Deneral Robert E. Lee And Stone Wall Jackson

  4. 4
    Don says:

    General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.

    "Give them the bayonet"

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    philip says:

    Genral Longstreet and Genral Shelby.Both had very good ideas for fighting.

  6. 6
    John R. says:

    none of them – they all ended up being a bunch of misguided losers!

  7. 7
    richard says:


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    Derek says:

    James Longstreet if only Lee had listened to his greatest and most tactically aware general

  9. 9
    John Basham says:

    Wade Hampton of South Carolina. Hampton is probably the most overlooked General of the war. About the only thing that he didn't lose or give in the war was his life. At the start of the war Hampton was one of the wealthiest men in America and from his peronal fortune he outfitted, armed, and trained a regiment that was refered to as "Hamptons Legion." By wars end he was a Major General and head of CSA Cavalry. As a result of the war and his siding with the South, Hamptons entire fortune was gone. Whether or not he was a "misguided loser" is not an issue, but his devotion to what he beieved in deserves respect.

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    Joseph Yocum says:

    General Robert E Lee, a man of honor and integrity who accomplished more after the war than most people do in their entire life

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    Elijah says:

    I would have to pick General George Pickett. Beloved by his men, they would have followed him anywhere yelling "We'll follow you Marse George. We'll follow you."

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    rdmadison says:

    Without a doubt, Raphael Semmes.

    He wrote (in SERVICE AFLOAT) a very coherent defense of secession. He also wrote the best naval book to come out of the war. The damage he did to the American merchant marine was irreversible. When he finally lost the ALABAMA, CSA gave him a general's commission. When the war ended, a lot of northerners would have been perfectly happy to see him hanged along with Wirz, not because he harmed so many people physically but because he knew how to wage economic warfare so successfully.

    Of all people who have ever been branded "pirate," he was the most like Jack Sparrow. You have to love him.

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    Tagwyn says:

    The Rebel soldiers were generally brave and courageous, so were the Federals. The best general was: "That dammed Forrest." Quote by
    W.T. Sherman, not a bad general either. L3

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    Luke Gammache says:

    Personally I am quite found of Patrick Clebourne. Sort of the "essence" of America in an immigrant who fully supports his county (CSA counts for "America") upon immigrating and doing so with undaunted courage and spirit.

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    Dave Marshall says:


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    Durand says:

    "Stonewall" Jackson.

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    HueChi Chang says:

    I can't chose there are so many brave confederate generals in the civil war.

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    Al From Maine says:

    Hmmmmm, for tactical ability it is, without a doubt T. J. Jackson and for sheer gall and nerve it is R.E. Lee. Without a doubt in my mind if Jackson was at Gettysburg the results would have been different. Lee's great flaw was his reliance on others, like Stuart during the invasion of Pennsylvania campaign in 1863.

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