Posted on the right is a list the five lamest Generals of the American Civil War.
This two page compilation is made up of thumbnail descriptions outlining just how far from awesome these men were, and why, one hundred years later, they continue to seem like failures to the succeeding generations of Civil War historians. The five least outstanding generals of note (in alphabetical order):
• General Ambrose Burnside, Union
• General Braxton Bragg, Rebel
• General Irvin McDowell, Union
• General John C. Pemberton, Rebel
• General John Pope, Union
Click here to read about the most effective generals of the American Civil War.
Click here to read about the military record of U.S. General George Gordon Meade.
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