lycortas wrote:240 USA William S. Rosecrans ldr_USA_Rosecrans3 NULL NULL NULL NULL 4 5 3 11 General 1 NULL 1 2 2
As a corp commander probably 2-2-2
This is the man who sat for 6 months with a 3-2 advantage in men and did nothing. Then took 6 more months to travel 50 miles. He was Mac without the charisma or skill. Remember, Grant was going to cashier him for incompetence just before he was promoted.
Lincolns promotions were so random and unpredictable. It was something like
'survive a battle anywhere without most of your troops routing away and be promoted to Major General and probably put in charge of the army of the potomac'.
lycortas wrote:Excuse me?
Mac is rated a '1' strat, i am proposing '2' for Rosie. That is mathmatically twice as active.
I am annoyed by people who call Tullohoma a great campaign. That's nice, next time do this in April. He had a manpower advantage the whole year and sat for 6 months. Then he proceded not to fight a battle, which mind you was Lincoln's new recomendation.
Remember, a general can advance without being activated, he just cannot attack. Honestly for my own version i am rating Rosie a '1' as he never attacked anyone as an army commander. Mac at least attacked once.
Rosecrans himself was confused and uncertain. Not until midafternoon had it dawned on him that Corinth was the Confederates' main objective. In a midday dispatch to Grant, he accused Oliver's brigade of acting 'feebly,' and slandered the sterling performance of the Second and Sixth divisions. "Our men did not act or fight well," he complained.... In fact, it was Rosecrans who had not done well...
tagwyn wrote:I agree with Korrilgan's suggestion. "O'le Rosey" was generally well liked by his troops and always tried to do right by them. apy:
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