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 Post subject: Nicknames - Confederate Generals
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:21 am 
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Edward P Alexander_____“The Cuss with a Spy Glass” (only one arm)
George T Anderson______“Tige”
Richard H Anderson_____“Fighting Dick”
James J Archer___________“Sally” (slight physique)
Lewis A Armistead_______“Lo” (Lothario - but actually he was shy of women)
Turner Ashby____________“The Black Knight”, ”Knight of the Valley” (dashing)
Pierre G T Beauregard____“Little Napoleon” (French heritage)
Tyree H Bell_____________“Forrest's Right Arm”
Henry L Benning_________“Old Rock”
Braxton Bragg___________“General Incompetence” (not admired by fellow officers)
John Bratton_____________“Old Reliable”
Simon B Buckner_________“Simon the Poet” (hobby was poetry)
William L Cabell_________“Old Tige”
James R Chalmers________“Little Un”
Patrick R Cleburne_______“Stonewall Jackson of the West”
Thomas L Clingman______“Prince of Politicians”
Raleigh E Colston________“Old Polly”
Earl van Dorn____________“Terror of Ugly Husbands” (a womanizer) "Buck"
Jubal A Early____________“Old Jubilee”, “Bad Old Man” (Lee) "Wooden Man"
Arnold Elzey____________“The Blucher of the Confederacy” (late to battle)
Clement A Evans_________“The Reverend General” (Post war)
Nathan G Evans__________“Shanks” (long legs)
Richard S Ewell__________“Stumpy” (lost a leg) “Old Baldy”
Nathan B Forrest_________“That Devil Forrest” (Grant) “Wizard of the Saddle” (post war?)
Martin W Gary___________“The Bald Eagle of Edgefield”
Roger W Hanson_________“Old Flintlock”
William J Hardee_________“Old Reliable”
William P Hardeman_____“Gotch”
Henry Heth______________“Harry”
Ambrose P Hill___________“Little Powell” (middle name)
D H Hill_________________“Old Rawhide” (not a gentle leader)
Theophilus H Holmes_____“Granny” (poor health)
John B Hood_____________“Old Wooden Head” (bravery) “Sam” (by fellow officers)
Alfred E Jackson__________“Old Mudwall”
Thomas J Jackson_________“Stonewall”, ”Old Blue Light”(eyes), “Tom Fool” (VMI seen as eccentric)
William H Jackson________“Red” (for his hair)
William L Jackson________“Mudwall” (Union troops) (cousin of Thomas J Jackson)
Micah Jenkins____________“The Darling of South Carolina”
Adam R Johnson__________“Stovepipe”
Edward Johnson__________“Old Allegheny” (battle of) "Old Clubby" (used a cane)
Joseph E Johnston_________“Retreating Joe” (troops) "Old Joe"
David R Jones____________“Neighbor”
John M Jones_____________“Rum” (West Point)
William E Jones__________“Grumble” (a complainer)
Robert E Lee_____________“Granny”(early days),“The Old Man”, “Bobby”, “King of Spades”
William H F Lee__________“Rooney”
James Longstreet__________“Old Pete”, “Old War Horse” (Lee),”Bull Dog”
William W Loring_________“Old Blizzards”
Mark P Lowrey___________“The Fighting Preacher”
John McCausland_________“Turkey” (VMI)
John B Magruder__________“Prince John”, ”El Capitan Colorado”
William Mahone__________“Little Billy”, “Skin and Bones”
James G Martin___________“Old One Wing” (lost arm in Mexican war)
John H Morgan___________“Thunderbolt”, “The Marian of the West”
Jean Jacques Mouton______“Alfred”
Elisha F Paxton___________“Bull”
William N Pendleton______“Parson” (a priest)
Camille A J M Prince de Polignac “Polecat”, “The Lafayette of the South”
Leonidas Polk____________“The Fighting Bishop” (a priest)
Sterling Price_____________“Old Pap”, “Old Skedad”
Stephen D Ramseur_______“Dod” (middle name Dodson)
Jerome B Robertson_______“Aunt Polly” (overly concerned for troops)
Lawrence S Ross__________“Sul” (middle name Sullivan)
Thomas L Rosser__________“Savior of the Valley”
William R Scurry__________“Dirty Shirt” (Texas volunteers had no uniforms)
Raphael Semmes__________“Old Beeswax”
Joseph O Shelby___________“Jo”
Edmund Kirby Smith______“Seminole” (From Florida)
Francis H Smith___________“Old Spex” (VMI)
William Smith____________“Extra Billy”
George H Steuart__________“Maryland” (home state)
Clement H Stevens_________“Rock”
Alexander P Stewart________“Old Straight” (went by the book)
James E B Stewart__________“Jeb”, “Prince Rupert”(English war hero) “Beauty” (not handsome)
Meriwether Jeff Thompson__“Swamp Fox”
James A Walker____________“Stonewall Jim” (led Stonewall Brigade)
Lucius M Walker___________“Marsh” (middle name Marshall)
Stand Watie________________“Degataga”, "Stand Firm"
Joseph Wheeler_____________“Fighting Joe”
John S Williams_____________“Cerro Gordo” (Mexican battle)
Ambrose R Wright__________“Rans” (middle name Ranson)

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 Post subject: Re: Nicknames - Confederate Generals
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 12:12 pm 
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Thank you Mark, that was very interesting!!

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 Post subject: Re: Nicknames - Confederate Generals
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 2:06 pm 
You neglected quite a few Confederate Generals!

Cameron McOmish _____ "McDrunk"
Neal Hebert________"Mouth of the South"
Tim Miller_______ "Horse Thief"
Stewart Stiles_______ "Zulu"
Roger Hulinsky_______ "Korn for Brains"

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By the way Cameron made a post over in the Smoking Room about BBQ and how to prepare it! I am shocked the chefs in this Club didn't jump all over that thread with advice on how to best make the finest southern dish in the history of cuisine! I am always happy to give my opinion on the BBQ I eat but how to prepare it or what rubs, sauces, and spices to use... I don't worry about.


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 Post subject: Re: Nicknames - Confederate Generals
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Blake wrote:
You neglected quite a few Confederate Generals!

Cameron McOmish _____ "McDrunk"
Neal Hebert________"Mouth of the South"
Tim Miller_______ "Horse Thief"
Stewart Stiles_______ "Zulu"
Roger Hulinsky_______ "Korn for Brains"

:mrgreen:

By the way Cameron made a post over in the Smoking Room about BBQ and how to prepare it! I am shocked the chefs in this Club didn't jump all over that thread with advice on how to best make the finest southern dish in the history of cuisine! I am always happy to give my opinion on the BBQ I eat but how to prepare it or what rubs, sauces, and spices to use... I don't worry about.


Well just got home and saw your note so I jumped in and gave Cameron some instructions. Figures it would take a "Yankee" to teach you Rebs how to make BBQ! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Nicknames - Confederate Generals
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All very interesting. I had never heard that Porter Alexander ever lost his arm...
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 Post subject: Re: Nicknames - Confederate Generals
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 11:39 am 
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My mistake. Edward P Alexander did have both arms. It was a hand injury that prevented him from using binoculars so he had to use a small telescope instead. The unkind nickname "Cuss with a spy glass" was given to him by Union troops. He was highly respected among his own and his careful deployment of artillery pieces was considered decisive in a number of conflicts. He pioneered gathering intelligence from a hot air balloon and devised signal flag communications to relay information of the progress of the battle. After the war he wrote memoirs that historians consider contain some of the clearest insights into the conflict. Interestingly, he was indeed a Confederate spy master! In charge of gathering information on Washington.

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 Post subject: Re: Nicknames - Confederate Generals
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Well, here is a way to gain even more insight into some Civil War generals.

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/14/Pon ... rals/#more

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 Post subject: Re: Nicknames - Confederate Generals
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Young Mr Blake got it quite wrong: General Cameron McOmish - "Stud Muffin"

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cameronm wrote:
Young Mr Blake got it quite wrong: General Cameron McOmish - "Stud Muffin"


No, No, No: STUD McMuffin! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Nicknames - Confederate Generals
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 12:02 am 
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cameronm wrote:
Young Mr Blake got it quite wrong: General Cameron McOmish - "Stud Muffin"


No, No, No: STUD McMuffin! :mrgreen:


His wife told me it was actually "DUD McMuffin"

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 Post subject: Re: Nicknames - Confederate Generals
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Which wife was that Blake - I have had 4.5 wives (one was very short) 16 mistresses and at last count I had 14 sons (All called JEB) and 12 daughters (All called MARY). Also I think I have some children north of the MDL as I have ravished a few northern ladies (with their permission of course, being a southern gent and all), however I do not formally recognise any offspring born north of the MDL

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John that is not funny at all, dang you have me worried :shock:

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"Mouth of the South"? I've never managed a WWF/WWE wrestler in my life, and Jimmy Hart might sue for copyright infringement. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Nicknames - Confederate Generals
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Tell me that's not Neal Hebert! Just put him in a dress and it's Neal! :mrgreen:

And it's WWF! Not WWE! Those of us who grew up back in the heyday of WrestleMania/Hulkamania during the 80s will always shun the WWE name, lol.


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