- May 2018
I agree with all of this, except the "coward" part. He would have made a great "Chief of the General Staff" if he were responsble for logistics and strategy (at a high enough level he wasn't making tactical decisions). The Peninsula War "plan" was correct: if McClellan attacked when he had vast numerical superiority (instead of basically being a cuck while Lee screwed his wife), he'd be remembered as at least as good as Ney.A great organizer , acceptable strategist , poor tactician and a coward
he should have been a quartermaster of the army , as a commander he flinched at imaginary risks
However, as a soldier who has seen war, I am loathe to call any man a coward. IMO, no man who never put on an American uniform should really be questioning the valor of those who did, except in the most egregious circumstances. I did my job, and did it well, but I can understand that some guys just aren't the people they thought they could be. Such people need to be sent to staff positions away from action, and nobody who hasn't seen combat should really be judging the valor of anyone who did.