Question of the Week #7

Who do you believe was the superior corps commander, Jackson or Longstreet ?

Lt. Gen. James Longstreet

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5 Responses to Question of the Week #7

  1. mende says:

    General James Longstreet, I guess

  2. Eric Hedden says:

    This is perhaps the most difficult “Question of the Week” yet. Forgive me for citing another discussion on this subject:
    http://civilwartalk.com/threads/longstreet-vs-jackson-tactical-expertise.73996/
    There are some good points made in the above.

  3. Robert Gode says:

    I would say Longstreet. Jackson was mercurial and erratic at times. Longstreet might have been guilty of taking his time but when he needed to be in position for defense or attack you could always count on him,

  4. NedB says:

    Without hesitation, Longstreet.

  5. Ted says:

    Longstreet. He was more consistent, actually made sure his subordinates understood his plan and orders, and, last but not least, was more sane.

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