Discussion in 'Military History' started by W.G.Ewald, May 29, 2012.
The Best American General? - By Michael Walsh - The Corner - National Review Online
Patton without doubt.
Comparing leaders from different centuries probably is pointless. For 20th, Gavin would be another contender.
James M. Gavin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Omar Bradley was called "the soldiers general."
Omar Bradley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William Tecumseh Sherman, the first modern general.
After George Washington I will vote for Patton. George Washington
for taking farmers and organizing and defeating the greatest military
empire during his time to form an independent nation.
I am looking at the issue from the military history standpoint.
He was a soldier and he loved warfare.
He served under Bradley who was his junior.
He was prevented to forge ahead by not supplying him fuel, just to ensure that plodder Montgomery doesn't appear a goof.
When he was told to slow down because his flanks were being exposed, he said, Let the Germans worry about their flanks.
The man had negatives, but he was a fearless person who was a born soldier!
For me it is Eisen hower and Mac Arthur
Eisen hower not only was a succesful military man he went on to become a successful president
from 1953 to 1961
That shows the ALL round calibre of the man
And Mac Arthur not on defeated Japan but Converted it into a loving ALLY
Isnt that a statesman like quality
No American general is revered in the South as much as Robert E. Lee.
Robert E. Lee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Another Southern hero was Thomas Jackson.
Stonewall Jackson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The pickets who accidentally shot Jackson were from North Carolina.
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