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    Default American Civil War era figures and type

    Abraham Lincoln - INTP
    Robert E. Lee - ENFP
    Thomas Jackson - INTJ
    U.S. Grant - ENTJ
    W.T. Sherman - ENTP
    Jeff Davis - ISTJ
    Geo. McClellan - ESFP
    William L. Garrison - ENFP
    Fredrick Douglass - INTP
    Roger Taney - ISTJ
    P.T. Beauregard - ESTP
    William Seward - ESFP

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    Lincoln seemed to be a pragmatic idealist... did not remind me of INTPs.

    Grant was probably a P. Pretty sloppy about details.

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    Lincoln - Perhaps INTP (or ENTP), though many seem to want to type him ENFJ, but that seems more like the idealized "4th grade History Class" Lincoln we grew up with as opposed to the shrewd politician he actually was.

    Lee - ISFJ

    Jackson - ISTJ

    Grant - ISFP, maybe INTJ as other's have him typed.

    Sherman - ENTx, though ENTJ seems more appropriate

    McClellan - ESTJ

    I'll add Longstreet as INTJ.

    Nathan Bedford Forrest? ESTP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oedipa_Maas View Post
    Sherman - ENTx, though ENTJ seems more appropriate
    Sherman could not stand the strict regimentality of the military. He had major crises of confidence and yo-yoed through out the rank hierarchy due to various bursts of brilliance and periods of lethargic dereliction of duty. Compare his haggard appearance in photographs to the other generals of the time. He invented the concept of Total War, and made the very Ne-ish realization that without food , production and resources, armies couldn't fight.

    ENTP without a doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onemoretime View Post
    Sherman could not stand the strict regimentality of the military. He had major crises of confidence and yo-yoed through out the rank hierarchy due to various bursts of brilliance and periods of lethargic dereliction of duty. Compare his haggard appearance in photographs to the other generals of the time. He invented the concept of Total War, and made the very Ne-ish realization that without food , production and resources, armies couldn't fight.

    ENTP without a doubt.
    I identify a lot with Sherman... both the good and bad parts so I can see the NTP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    I identify a lot with Sherman... both the good and bad parts so I can see the NTP.
    Guy was 60 years ahead of his time. It's amazing; you read these generals' accounts, then you read Sherman. The former, it's like trying to penetrate a Hawthorne novel, full of pointless morass. Then you read Sherman, and it's as if he could have been talking to you yesterday.

    Like him or hate him, there's no denying that he was an incredible person. And this is coming from someone who generally denigrates those whose renown comes from their particular efficiency at killing other humans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onemoretime View Post
    Guy was 60 years ahead of his time. It's amazing; you read these generals' accounts, then you read Sherman. The former, it's like trying to penetrate a Hawthorne novel, full of pointless morass. Then you read Sherman, and it's as if he could have been talking to you yesterday.

    Like him or hate him, there's no denying that he was an incredible person. And this is coming from someone who generally denigrates those whose renown comes from their particular efficiency at killing other humans.
    He was horrific, but I also understand his point. War is hell, and if you are going to do it, don't do it half-assed. It should be horrific. That way people don't resort to it.

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