Discussion in 'Civil War History - General Discussion' started by OldBrainsHalleck, Mar 17, 2017.
Kilpatrick. He'd probably like being accused of it.
A little surprised no one has at least nominated Sherman. His tirade against reporters was directly tied to the criticism they had of him.
Shouldn´t this be moved to the cw history general discussion ... @jgoodguy ?
Been moved from there to here Friday. No reason given. I'll put it for discussion to see what happened.
I will admit that Custer had one of the biggest egos of any Civil War general, especially since he was the youngest general in the entire Union army. However, I like to think that Custer served as a source of inspiration and morale for the media and the civilians during the harsh years of the Civil War. Of course, after the war, his ego would lead him to his downfall.
McClellan and Sickles and Custer ... Stuart too, but he matched it with smarts.
I've read some of McClellan's papers and letters. Incredibly full of himself. In my opinion, all others are a distant 2nd.
Without a doubt. He believed he could do it all, forma an army, train it, lead it to victory and save the Union. Many may have thought it about themselves, but, only little mac was so full of himself, that he felt confident enough to actually admit it.
Cannot believe nobody has said the miscreant yet.
He has already been mentioned.
Alfred Pleasonton...oh wait, you said big ego and not delusional. In that case I vote for Little Mac.
My vote goese to George B. McClellan and then Bragg
I think the Custer ego we all know was much more evident after the war
Hooker at least redeemed himself somewhat after Chancellorsville. Plus wasn't he in some leadership position at Lincoln's burial?
But he was very effective
No one has mentioned him as far as I can see. My vote goes to Longstreet even though I'm a fan of his.
Oops missed it in my quick scan
Robert E. Lee.
McClellan had a pretty high opinion of himself.
What I cannot understand is why did McClellan's troops cheered wildly when he road by them? They loved the man. That must have really fed his ego. He was so proud of his army that he didn't want to see them kilt.
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