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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:09 pm 
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Believe it or not Maj. Gen. Daniel Sickles was voted by our Facebook Group as the finest political Union General of the war!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/131738165068673/permalink/202624797980009/

Somewhere up above, or down below, Sickles is smiling and hopping around on his one leg celebrating.

Is he the best political general of the war? John Logan and John Palmer were also on the list of nominees.

I voted for Sickles myself. His combativeness and desire to fight, even if only to seek glory for a future White House run, caused him to take more chances than many other corps commanders in the Army of the Potomac in the post-McClellan era. His fight at Chancellorsville was sound and helped hold back the Confederate tidal wave. His actions at Gettysburg has filled, and will keep filling, countless books. After the war his life just stays fascinating as he becomes a Reconstruction governor, a diplomat, and a battlefield preservationist.

Like him or not his biography is ten times more fascinating than just about any other general of the war north or south!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:45 pm 
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I enjoyed the voting on FB!
Good old Uncle Dan. Yes. This same Dan Sickles who, when asked where a monument was to him on the Gettysburg battlefield, replied, "The whole damn battlefield is my monument!!!!!!!"
Good old Dan didn't lack on ego, that's for sure!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:49 pm 
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Hmmm... Interesting.

Personally, I would have voted for Brig Gen William Nelson Pendleton, CSA.

He was a general and did great service for the Union.

Just Sayin'

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