It would seem that the Western Theater produced some of the best Union Generals, but the worse Confederate Generals. Was this simply a run for good luck for the Union or was there something that influenced this? For example did the terrain make it so difficult for the Confederate commanders that they were not able to properly defend the area? A working theory could be that Confederate commanders in the Western Theater has a near impossible mission and they were better Generals than their records would indicate. The reverse could also be true. the Union Generals in the Western Theater held all the cards and even an average General would appear to be a great leader.