Who could or should have been promoted or removed from command for the Union or the Confederate?

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John Wolf Smith

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You can use any general in the Union or Confederate.
No Generals, who died or left command in 1861.
If you want you can put in the order of battle.
 
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Confederate Promotes:
MG Earl Van Dorn to LG
BG Felix K. Zollicoffer to MG
BG Benjamin McCulloch to MG
Col Adolphus Heiman to BG
Col Jesse S. Burks to BG
Col Samuel V. Fulkerson to BG

Confederate Removed from Command:
MG George B. Crittenden (drunkenness)
BG William H. Carroll (drunkenness)
BG John B. Floyd (incompetence)
BG Gideon J. Pillow (incompetence)
BG Edward W. Gantt (incompetence)
 
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I would say all of the "generals"appointed by Kirby Smith but not approved of by Richmond should be commissioned generals.
Arthur Bagby to BG
Xavier DeBray to BG
Benjamin F. Gordon to BG
Sidney D. Jackman to BG
Wilburn H. King to BG
Levin M. Lewis to BG
Robert P. Maclay to BG
Horace Randal to BG
Alexander W. Terrell to BG
Augustus Buchel to BG

BG Thomas J. Churchill to MG
BG James F. Fagan to MG
BG Richard M. Gano to MG
BG Harry T. Hays to MG
BG Samuel B. Maxey to MG
 
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This is my list based on study of events these individuals were participants of in battle or the campaign.
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James Archer (Illness)
Gideon Pillow (Cowardice)
John B Floyd (Incompetence)
Braxton Bragg (Incompetence as well as an inability to interact with anyone!)
George Bibb Crittenden (Drunkard)n
John Bell Hood (He was incompetent above Division Command)
Ambrose Powell Hill (He was incompetent as a Corps Commander)
Alferd Iverson (His Brigade was decimated at Gettysburg due to his incompetence)
William N Pendleton (Incompetent)
George Pickett (Incompetent)
Leonidas Polk (Incompetent as a Corps Commander)
Earl Van Dorn (Incompetent)
 

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This is my list based on study of events these individuals were participants of in battle or the campaign.
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David
James Archer (Illness)
Gideon Pillow (Cowardice)
John B Floyd (Incompetence)
Braxton Bragg (Incompetence as well as an inability to interact with anyone!)
George Bibb Crittenden (Drunkard)n
John Bell Hood (He was incompetent above Division Command)
Ambrose Powell Hill (He was incompetent as a Corps Commander)
Alferd Iverson (His Brigade was decimated at Gettysburg due to his incompetence)
William N Pendleton (Incompetent)
George Pickett (Incompetent)
Leonidas Polk (Incompetent as a Corps Commander)
Earl Van Dorn (Incompetent)
James Archer was a very good general till the Petersburg campaign, when he became sick.

Earl Van Dorn was to me a good cavalry general.
 
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Every general who was historically successful should be demoted, because they were all just fortunate or falsely credited.
Every general who has historically unsuccessful should be promoted, because they were all just misunderstood or victimized.

At least, that's what a number of CWT threads have tried to teach me. :dance: :rofl: :running::running::running::running:
 

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Every general who was historically successful should be demoted, because they were all just fortunate or falsely credited.
Every general who has historically unsuccessful should be promoted, because they were all just misunderstood or victimized.

At least, that's what a number of CWT threads have tried to teach me. :dance: :rofl: :running::running::running::running:
The war would be done in a few months.
 

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Promoted instead of Wm. T. Sherman? General George Henry "Old slow trot" "Rock of Chickamauga" Thomas (*1816-†1870).
Imagine a General who understood the need to destroy armies vs. the "Hard War" strategy primarily directed at laying waste to the enemy's social structure, industry, logistics, transport, food systems? of course, Hiram Ulysses Simpson Grant held a grudge against him, and he was from Virginia, so it didn't happen...
 
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Promoted instead of Wm. T. Sherman? General George Henry "Old slow trot" "Rock of Chickamauga" Thomas (*1816-†1870).
Imagine a General who understood the need to destroy armies vs. the "Hard War" strategy primarily directed at laying waste to the enemy's social structure, industry, logistics, transport, food systems? of course, Hiram Ulysses Simpson Grant held a grudge against him, and he was from Virginia, so it didn't happen...
Never understood the grudge between Thomas and Grant - read a lot of theories, but nothing that really seemed to explain it.
 

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Perhaps this excellet thread by @trice of Grant on George Thomas will be of interest in understanding the relationship of these 2 strong men.
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David
 

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Never understood the grudge between Thomas and Grant - read a lot of theories, but nothing that really seemed to explain it.
I believe simply put, Grant blamed Thomas at least in part for scheming to replace him in command of the Army of the Tennessee after Shiloh, buttressed by the fact that that had actually happened. (A'la Rosecrans only a little later.) Grant had been "kicked upstairs" by Halleck to become a fifth wheel second-in-command with no responsibilities and nothing to do, and blamed Thomas who profited from the deal instead of Halleck who had instigated it; he remained deceived until after the war when he was able to review the records in the War Department and discover his "friend" Halleck's duplicity.
 
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