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  • Jackson vs. Forrest (Round 1)

    Here are some facts for each player to help you in your voting (From Wikipedia):

    Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, (January 21, 1824[1] – May 10, 1863) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and probably the most revered Confederate commander after General Robert E. Lee.[2] He is most famous for his audacious Valley Campaign of 1862 and as a corps commander in the Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee. Confederate pickets accidentally shot him at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863, which the general survived, albeit with the loss of an arm to amputation. However, he died of complications of pneumonia eight days later.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_Jackson

    Nathan Bedford Forrest (July 13, 1821 – October 29, 1877) was a lieutenant general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. He is remembered both as a self made and innovative cavalry leaders of the war and a figure in the postwar establishment of the Ku Klux Klanorganization apposing the military occupation and rule. A cavalry and partisan (guerrilla) commander in the war, Forrest is also one of the war's most unusual figures. He is the only solder in either army to enlist as a private and end the war as a general officer. He discovered and established new doctrines for mobile forces.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Bedford_Forrest
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    Jackson
    67.69%
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    Forrest
    32.31%
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  • #2
    Ol' Blue Light for me.

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    • #3
      Jackson. Not keen on the Ku klux uniform.

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      • #4
        Jackson.
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        • #5
          Both guys are as nutty as fruitcake, but I give the edge to Jackson's Foot Cavalry than Forrest's Horse Cavalry. Another way to look at it is who's death would hurt the Confederacy most? Answer: Jackson's would and did.
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          • #6
            I went with Forrest. He truly understand the emerging form of modern warfare. Jackson had some serious bad moments (Peninsula and the 7 Days) while Forrest was always excellent whether as part of a larger force or in independent command.

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            • #7
              Went with Stonewall. His loss was a setback to the Confederacy.
              If you can't set a good example, be a glaring warning.

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              • #8
                Yeah Stonewall
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                • #9
                  Stonewall Jackson.
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                  • #10
                    As much as it pains me to vote for the KKK founder, Forrest was the more innovative commander, with real battlefield success.
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                    • #11
                      Forrest was more innovative. Too bad these guys had to go head-to-head in the first round. They both should be advancing.

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                      • #12
                        It seriously is ripping me in two!

                        The man who slept his way through the Seven Days and refused to hold council of wars, or the man who was the Wizard of the Saddle?

                        AHHH! I'll take.......Forrest.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Biscuit View Post
                          Forrest was more innovative. Too bad these guys had to go head-to-head in the first round. They both should be advancing.
                          Agreed, these two head to head makes for nasty choice, but I went with Forrest.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Torien View Post
                            As much as it pains me to vote for the KKK founder, Forrest was the more innovative commander, with real battlefield success.
                            This is a tough one... Lee's right arm or his right leg... I think I'll have to go with Jackson...

                            and for the record, the group Forest started was not founded on the racist bigitry of the Klan today... He was opposed to Carpet Baggers and the unjust military post-war occupation... the only justice was "mob justice"

                            Once they started getting out of hand, he distanced himself from them as much as he could... but the label stuck with him...
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                            • #15
                              Tough call. Man.

                              Wow. That's a tough one.

                              Had to go with Old Blue Light.
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