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diane

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#8
Overall Commander - Grant
1st Corp - Lee
2nd Corp - Jackson
3rd Corp - Cleburne
Cavalry Corp - Forrest
Artillery Corp - Hunt
Honorable mention - Thomas
That's a great team! But, as much as I like Forrest, I think I'd put Wilder in as cavalry corp commander. (He was just about the only guy could break even with Forrest and even beat him a time or two!)
 

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If you could create your own army during the Civil War using known commanders of the time who would you use? Think of it as a fantasy civil war team.

I'm thinking;
Lee as an army commander
1st corp Jackson
2nd corp Gordon
3rd corp Joe Johnston
Cavalry corp Forrest
I like your choices except that I would have chosen Patrick Cleburne rather than Joseph Johnston for 3rd corps commander.

“There were never such men in an army before. They will go anywhere and do anything.”
Robert E. Lee
 
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That's a great team! But, as much as I like Forrest, I think I'd put Wilder in as cavalry corp commander. (He was just about the only guy could break even with Forrest and even beat him a time or two!)
Wilder was extremely innovative and successful in his short career. Too bad that typhoid kept him from further command, and, eventually led to his early retirement.
 
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I like your choices except that I would have chosen Patrick Cleburne rather than Joseph Johnston for 3rd corps commander.

“There were never such men in an army before. They will go anywhere and do anything.”
Robert E. Lee
The reason i picked johnston was because he was amazing at defensive battles, in my opinion better than even Lee or Longstreet. He just wasnt given enough chances to really show his skills. With Gordon and Jackson as the other corp commanders who are known for there agressiveness, i figured they could use someone more cautious and defensive
 

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If you could create your own army during the Civil War using known commanders of the time who would you use? Think of it as a fantasy civil war team.

I'm thinking;
Lee as an army commander
1st corp Jackson
2nd corp Gordon
3rd corp Joe Johnston
Cavalry corp Forrest
Very nice list ..Sir!
 

FrazierC

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Overall: Lee
1st Corp: Longstreet
2nd Corps: Gordon
3rd Corp: Jackson
4th Corp: Hancock
Cavalry: Two independent commands under Forrest and Wilder.
Honorable mentions: Stephen D. Lee, Thomas, and Gordon Granger.
 

AUG

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Army Commander: Lee
1st Corps: Longstreet
2nd Corps: Jackson or Hancock
3rd Corps: John "Black Jack" Logan
4th Corps: Richard Taylor or John B. Gordon
Artillery: E. P. Alexander or Henry J. Hunt
Cavalry: Forrest or Wade Hampton
 

Nathanb1

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Thats true, just look at how America performed during those wars... spectacularly in my opinion. If America hadnt fought in those wars Germany would be a massive empire beyond any other country.
Don't forget--we were fighting Japan at the time, and frankly, they're even scarier.
 

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