- Oct 26, 2012
Were Confederate Generals Better than Union Generals ?
Ah yes, those Confederate generals who looked so good early in the war...Well that depends. Early on in the war there were many incompetent Union generals, which made the Confederate ones look better by comparison.
For awhile, no doubt. The team of Lee, Longstreet, Jackson and Stuart was very capable. But I think that by Gettysburg the AoNV no longer had the bulge on the AotP. And at the end of the war the AotP and AotJ had sterling leadership--Meade and Ord commanding the two armies, Sheridan as general tune up guy, Wright, Humphreys, Griffin, Parke, Gibbon and Weitzel commanding corps and a raft of aggressive cavalry generals---man, that was some collection.Yes by far. At least on the eastern front.