I don’t usually take these online quizzes, but my brother created this one, so I thought I should be supportive.
Which Civil War General Are You?
I am Robert E. Lee:
Robert E Lee: You are the very image of the gentleman warrior with the soul of a river boat gambler. You place a very high price on honor and personal loyalty. Lee is widely regarded as one of the greatest generals in US history. Personally opposed to slavery, he only joined the Confederate army after Virginia seceded from the Union. Some say that he personally prolonged the war at least two years with his tactical brilliance.
(I’m not the family’s Civil War buff, so if the info ain’t accurate, don’t be calling for my head.)
I am George McClellan:
George McClellan: “Little Mac” has a mixed reputation. On the one hand, he did more to make the Union’s Army of the Potomac into an efficient fighting force than any other commander. He was a wizard at military organization. On the other hand, he was one of the most hesitant and fearful commanders to take the field, often imagining the enemy having two or three times his own numbers, when in reality they had closer to half to a third. After being removed from command by an exasperated Lincoln, he ran for president against his former boss in 1864, losing after Sherman captured Atlanta to give the Union new hope for the war’s successful end.
I think it’s because I picked “I’ll try to win in a way that harms as few people as possible.” I guess that means trying to avoid fighting at all . . .
WTF??? That can’t be right, can it?
I’m Sherman (!!).
I’m flattered, but I think I’m much more like John Winger (see
Stripes (Columbia Pictures, 1981)).
Figures I would be Stonwall Jackson.
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson: A very religious man who had numerous quirks that would have condemned a lesser general to be thought unfit for service, Jackson was one of the most hard hitting and hard drving generals on either side. His famous ‘foot cavalry’ outmarched slower Union forces on numerous occasions, leading to spectacular victories. Jackson was killed at the battle of Chancellorsvile, shot by his own men by mistake.
Another Billy Sherman here.
William Tecumseh Sherman: Widely thought to be insane by most journalists for hating their questions, Sherman has been called one of the first generals to understand modern war. His theory was that to win the war, the Union must break the Confederate’s will to fight, as well as their means to carry on the war. Needless to say, burning his way across Georgia and South Carolina did not earn him esteem from his opponents. The phrase “War is Hell” is Sherman’s. He is often considered callous to human loss of life, though in his mind the quicker the war could be won, the less lives that would be lost in the long
Now where’s Georgia again ? I feel like taking a walk
I tried answering every question exactly opposite to the way I would normally have answered it, and I came out with Sheridan, too.
Robert E Lee: You are the very image of the gentleman warrior with the soul of a river boat gambler. You place a very high price on honor and personal loyalty. Lee is widely regarded as one of the greatest generals in US history. Personally opposed to slavery, he only joined the Confederate army after Virginia seceded from the Union. Some say that he personally prolonged the war at least two years with his tactical brilliance
This makes some sense. Duty motivates me, I’m as good as any other person, my enemies could be my friends after the war, obligation and honor were the most important thing and my virtue. Also, if my state seceded from the Union* I’d probably fight on its side.
*Just a matter of time ‘til we start ah risin’ up aggin…
The quiz labelled me as Sherman, which I thought odd since I picked “win by hurting as few people as possible”…
I know which general I should really be sadly, my real name is Burnside.
Grant. I’m surprised that I’m the first to get this one…
Ulysses Grant: Stubborn and practical, Grant was successful in almost every campaign he fought. Some thought him a mindless butcher who cared nothing for his men, when in reality he regretted every wasteful battle he ever fought. Credited with changing Union strategy in the East from being focused on places, like Richmond, to focusing on Lee’s army. Grant realized that the Union could field an army far longer than the Confederacy, and kept the pressure on until Lee’s army eventually ran out of supplies, men, and will. Some claim that Grant’s reputation is overrated as an actual general, but those who disagree with them argue that Grant had a winning formula and stuck with it to final victory.
Another stonewall jackson reporting in
Identical result and rationale here. Additionally, I share McClellan’s tendency to overestimate the enemy’s strength and resolve even as I assume I’m smarter than my opponent/s.
God lord, did anyone teach that man the proper use of a hair brush? Sheesh…
WTF?? I’m born in Atlanta, live 25 of my 31 years in various parts of the South, have a great-great-grandfather who was a Confederate soldier (and valiantly, um, surrendered at Pensacola), and
I get a Union general???
I’m McClellan, probaly for the same reason as
Colibri and Sternvogel.