Re: Best Civil War General
I won't play the 'what if' game either so I'll stick with the winners.
I picked Grant. He figured out how to take Vicksburg which cut the Confederacy's throat.
As an extra candidate, I'll choose Gen. John Buford whose actions at Gettysburg held the high ground against the Rebs. I feel that if it weren't for Buford, the South would have won the day.
Lee gambled all on his run through the North at the risk of Vicksburg and his shear charisma persuaded Davis to agree to the action. He lost both.
"I'm not someone to be as good as. I'm someone to be better than."