John B.Hood (1864)
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at Nashville where he became the only man on either side to lose an entire army.
at Second Manassas during which he almost matched Hood's achievement.
displayed distinguished incompetence in the Valley in 1862 and along the Red River in 1864.
managed to miss every one of the battles fought by his troops during his failed New Mexico campaign.
exhibited extraordinary incompetence and cowardice at Fort Donelson.
exhibited distinguished incompetence and cowardice at Fort Donelson.
his failures in the Valley.
his bloody repulse at Fredericksburg.
at The Crater during which he abandoned his division to shelter "in a bomb-proof ten rods to the rear of the line" whilst liberally partaking of whiskey.
who also abandoned his division at the Crater and shared a bottle with Ledlie.
"Spoons",from his alleged penchant for swiping the silver whilst on occupation duty in New Orleans and "Beast"for alleged insults which he had inflicted upon the woman of the town.Both nicknames being conferred by the Confederacy.
"Old Wooden Head",when he turned out to be less able a commander than his intellectual attainments had suggested.
who was probably the most-nicknamed general of the war was known as
"Old Slow Trot",
inspired by his "slow but certain"manner of conducting operations,
"Old Pap",because of his deep concern for the welfare of his troops,
"The Rock of Chickamauga
",because he held the line on that disastrous occasion,and
"The Sledge of Nashville",for the way in which he smashed John B.Hood at the last place.
"Kill Cavalry",for his penchant for getting his troops into very tight spots.
dubbed"Commissary Banks"by the Confederates,since his constant disasters proved a steady source of supply for them.
"Forty-Eight Hours",because of his lack of alacrity in the conduct of operations.
"Tardy George",also had "the slows".
Maj.Gen.Ormsby MacKnight Mitchell,|
"Old Stars",being by profession a ditinguished astronomer.
"The Pathfinder",due to his pre-war fame as a explorer in the west,albeit that he proved wholly unable to locate Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley.
Brig.Gen.Ivan Vasilevich-or John B.-Turchin,|
"The Russian Thunderbolt",from his ethnic origin.
"Little Phil",due to his diminutive stature.
known as"Fighting Dick"and"Greasy Dick"due to his personal habits.
Maj.Gen.Edwin Vose Summer,|
was nicknamed"Bull Head"because a musket ball is once alleged to have bounced off his head.
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