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    Hey History Buffs...

    Wanted to have a good discussion of military history.

    Who is your fav. US general and why....US Civil War and Beyond....

    Why? Tactics and such?

    Personally a big fan of Omar Bradley. not normally flamboyant, he was professional and went about his duties. On the outside, a very kind and polite man. On the inside he was a fighter. His Strategy at the Rhine essentially all but ended the European war when he captured over 300,000 prisoners.
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      William Techumseh Sherman. He was awesome. Credited by some as the first modern general. Led a huge army of men (60,000) across the South and lost something like 600 men total. Thats an impressive number. I know some of his tactics were not popular but he did what needed to be done to win a war. He deeply cared about his soldiers too. Apparently years after the war, former soldiers in his army would show up at his home in Ohio in need of help and he would give them whatever he could.

      Also just look at the dude:
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        Originally posted by Proud2baLaker View Post
        William Techumseh Sherman. He was awesome. Credited by some as the first modern general. Led a huge army of men (60,000) across the South and lost something like 600 men total. Thats an impressive number. I know some of his tactics were not poperly but he did what needed to be done to win a war. He deeply cared about his soldiers too. Apparently years after the war, former soldiers in his army would show up at his home in Ohio in need of help and he would give them whatever he could.

        Also just look at the dude:
        *****http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/thisdayintech/2010/11/gen_sherman_250x.jpg******
        I was gonna say Sherman, but Proud took that. I'll say mine is Old Blood n Guts Gen. George S. Patton. The man ran Rommel off of Africa and was pivotal in the success in the Europen invasion. I like my generals tough as nails and he was exactly that. Sherman is my #1, but it was already mentioned so I said Patton.
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          Eric Shinseki.

          Called BS on the Iraq invasion plan and was brave enough not to mince words. The Chickenhawks hated him for that. Also my wife knows him and has worked with him, and he's a great guy. Humble, intelligent and a true patriot, quite unlike the politicians who screwed him.
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            Originally posted by dubbie31 View Post
            Who is your fav. US general and why....US Civil War and Beyond....
            My favorites are Sherman, Lee, Pershing, Patton and Petraeus. Honorable mention to MacArthur.
            Keep an open mind. Just don't be so open-minded that your brain falls out.

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              Lee
              **NOTE: The misleading post above was brought to you by Reynold's Wrap and American Steeples, makers of Crosses.

              Originally Posted by dropthatpuck-Scooby's a lost cause.
              Originally Posted by First Time, Long Time-Always knew you were nothing but a troll.

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                Originally posted by MountieBoyOz View Post
                I was gonna say Sherman, but Proud took that. I'll say mine is Old Blood n Guts Gen. George S. Patton. The man ran Rommel off of Africa and was pivotal in the success in the Europen invasion. I like my generals tough as nails and he was exactly that. Sherman is my #1, but it was already mentioned so I said Patton.
                Im just getting into learning more about Sherman. I had known a little about his famous March but that was about it. I watch a documentary on it not long ago and was hooked. He was quite the general. I need to find a good biography on him. He is on my list of people to learn more about (currently it only has Sherman and Tesla on it...)

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                  Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                  Eric Shinseki.

                  Called BS on the Iraq invasion plan and was brave enough not to mince words. The Chickenhawks hated him for that. Also my wife knows him and has worked with him, and he's a great guy. Humble, intelligent and a true patriot, quite unlike the politicians who screwed him.
                  Another chapter in "Why America Sucks." Looking forward to seeing it serialized in The Saturday Evening Post. Forward by John Kerry, whom Nixon sent to Cambodia before he became president.
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                    Re: Favorite US Military General?

                    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                    Eric Shinseki.

                    Called BS on the Iraq invasion plan and was brave enough not to mince words. The Chickenhawks hated him for that. Also my wife knows him and has worked with him, and he's a great guy. Humble, intelligent and a true patriot, quite unlike the politicians who screwed him.
                    Why do you hate America?

                    (fixing Old Pio's Post from below)
                    **NOTE: The misleading post above was brought to you by Reynold's Wrap and American Steeples, makers of Crosses.

                    Originally Posted by dropthatpuck-Scooby's a lost cause.
                    Originally Posted by First Time, Long Time-Always knew you were nothing but a troll.

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                      Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
                      Lee
                      What a surprise: you pick the hugely overrated traitor. I'd recommend reading J.F.C. Fuller's "Grant and Lee." It will clear up the mythology. "Gentlemen" aren't automatically great field commanders.

                      The question "why do you hate America" could just as easily be put to you. When do you ever NOT condemn, criticize and belittle America? I've not noticed.
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                        Like most Americans, my favorite is General Mills.
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                          [QUOTE=Rimbaud;5323486]Like most Americans, my favorite is General Mills.[/QUOTE

                          It's a little early to retire this thread, but. . .
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                            I thought most Americans were a fan of General Nonsense?
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                              Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
                              Lee
                              I'd take Jackson over Lee, a lot of Lee's early success came from Jackson's thinking and reacting, and after Jackson died Lee's fortune turned (for many reasons of course, but the absence of Jackson has to be a big one).

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