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  • Admiral
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    Due to a Campaign Chart in conflict with the original Brackets provided for submission, 2 matches were mistakenly aligned & submitted to the vote.

    We offer up our sincerest apologies for the mistake & now rectify it by replacing them with the proper match up.


    The 2 incorrect matches have now been closed & replaced by the correct match ups in keeping with the original Campagn Bracket lineups & they will close 1 day later than the other matches.

    Please to recast your votes in the proper matches, if you will, please.

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  • Redleg155
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    I had to go with Lee...

    Ike was a great Allied Commander - and was able to hold all of his subordinates together... but how much of Ike's greatness was really Ike... or was it that he had superior generals under him.

    the same could be said about Lee... His generals aer among some of the greatest of all time... but Lee had more "hands-on his soldiers" simply because he was closer to the lines and most of the time close to the front... That's one reason Napoleon was such a great commander - he was always there - making those critical on the spot decisions...

    That's my 2-cents!

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  • Airchallenged
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    Had to vote for Lee. He was definitely a soldiers general.

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  • Duncan
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    Eisenhower for the scope of his leadership.
    Lee's periods of melancholy really crippled him. He was brilliant in retreat but had some terrible defeats. When he was under preasure on the attack he choked. Gettysburg was mismanaged and Lee must take the fall for that.

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  • Torien
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    Eisenhower.

    For scale of victories and no glaring losses like Gettysburg.

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  • grognard
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    Close yes, but I went with IKe because he had both Lee's audacity and Grant's never stop moving traits and the 2'Oclock courage any great commander needs. He also had Lee's ability to get oversized egos to work together. When you figure he managed all that even though he never led troops in combat--it may be the most amazing example of generalship ever.

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  • Daemon of Decay
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    Eisenhower.

    While Lee was good (very, very good), many of his successes against the stronger union were aided very much so by the early incompetence of Union leadership and the politicians having a hand in the war.

    Eisenhower, however, would find himself fighting some of Germany's best generals and some of their most elite troops. But his true genius was in being able to hold the allies together to fight with cohesion and common purpose. Not to mention that the scale of the war in Europe was on a much grander scale than what we see in the US Civil War.

    Both have their merits, and it was a close decision, but I like Ike.

    While I Ike.

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  • Post Captain
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    Lee.

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  • Miss Saigon
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    As a "Southerner" I must go with Lee, but I believe this to be a difficult choice. They are two different types of General. On the field of battle I have no doubt Lee would win, but in managing a coalition of free states in war Ike has to be the best there ever was and was without doubt necessary for victory in WWII in the west. .

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  • Zouave
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    Originally posted by Prussian Havoc View Post
    Well I'm a Northerner but I can appreciate an innate talent for War... he was also true to his Soldiers and they loved him for it.
    Well said. Lee for me.

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  • Biscuit
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    Gotta go with the namesake for my high school and hero since birth...Robert E. Lee!

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  • Prussian Havoc
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    Originally posted by JeremyFromTexas View Post
    General Lee is a God to us Southerners.
    Well I'm a Northerner but I can appreciate an innate talent for War... he was also true to his Soldiers and they loved him for it.

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  • JeremyFromTexas
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    General Lee is a God to us Southerners.

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  • Boonierat
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    As much as I admire Lee I voted for Ike, he liberated us from the nazis and I'll never forget.

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  • Galland
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    Two guys i know the least about..

    Have to go with Lee here...

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