Question of the Week: 9/12-9/18/16

Question-HeaderWho is the least-known general officer in the Civil War who had the biggest impact on a victory or loss?

12 Responses to Question of the Week: 9/12-9/18/16

  1. MG Steedman, who marched his three brigades from Rossville Gap to Snodgrass Ridge, arriving just in time (within about fifteen minutes, if I remember David Powell’s account correctly) to defeat the Confederate assault and prevent envelopment of the XIV Corps from the west.

  2. General John D. Imboden, CSA with his defense of Williamsport that saved Lee’s massive supply train during retreat from Gettysburg.

  3. Oliver O. Howard at Gettysburg. He manages to stop his panicky troops at Cemetery Hill, rallies them, and starts building the defensive position which Generals Hancock and Meade would improve.

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