Just curious. Who is your favourite Eastern Theatre Commander? And let's go Union and Confederate on this.
Union: General George Gordon Meade. People either love him or hate him. I've always had a lot of respect for him and especially so after reading "Searching For George Gordon Meade" by Tom Huntington. I believe he was the exact commander they needed for Gettsyburg. He knew how to delegate, which I believe is something that shows how strong of a leader he was. Also - the fact he swears like crazy is something I love aboot him. If y'all have listened to our podcasts, you know why.
Confederate: General James Johnston Pettigrew. The "James Bond" of the Civil War, as I call him (1) he was played by George Lazenby of "I starred in 1 Bond film" fame in the movie "Gettysburg" and (2) he never married, is someone who I find very interesting. One of the three on the PETTIGREW PICKETT TRIMBLE charge, he was a rising star in the eastern theatre at the time he was killed not long after Gettysburg. In a few ways, I see him as being a lot like Cleburne. I think after the Civil War (yup - playing the What If game here...), he would have been a lot like Longstreet and Mosby and tried to help piece the country back together. Pettigrew gets left behind and I think his is a story that needs to be told more.