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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    Who was this?

    I don't recall a Texan in line for command of the Army of Northern Virginia.


    General Albert Sidney Johnson of Texas. Died at the Battle of Shiloh.

    But not by cannon ball. I was thinking of another Texas commander. He was shot in the leg during the battle right in the artery and fought throughout the entire battle with this wound. Don't ask me how. But it wasn't till after the Battle he noticed. His entire boot was filled with blood and he suffered serious nerve damage. He died shortly after.

    He was the highest-ranking casualty of the war on either side, and his death was a strong blow to the morale of the Confederacy. Jefferson Davis considered him the best general in the country; this was two months before the emergence of Robert E. Lee as the pre-eminent general of the Confederacy.

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    Poor Kentucky. They don't get to claim him or Lincoln.

    Luckily, the Rebs had Lee.

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    Amarillo smells like cow poop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    Poor Kentucky. They don't get to claim him or Lincoln.

    Luckily, the Rebs had Lee.
    Well, he went to Texas in 1834, before Texas was even a nation or a state. And he fought in the War for Texas Independence and the Mexican-American War.

    That makes him Texan.

    Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, Sam Houston. None of them were born in Texas, but they helped create it. So that makes them all Texans.

    Same with Johnston.

    Edit: George W. Bush was born in Connecticut but people have no problem throwing him on us.

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    I make Texas every time I drive through the place, and I'll be damned if I was ever considered a Texan.

    Fight me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maabus1999 View Post
    This is why I think in the long run Texans look at me weird when I visit, because being I'm an INTJ, I see through the B.S., therefore I'm no fun and/or offensive to them.
    My Dad was INTJ, Texan and he was as keen on Texas as any Texan ever was.

    He likely would have considered you "plumb crazy."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beat View Post
    I make Texas every time I drive through the place, and I'll be damned if I was ever considered a Texan.

    Fight me!
    You have to make an argument better than "Amarillo smells like poo." crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    My Dad was INTJ, Texan and he was as keen on Texas as any Texan ever was.

    He likely would have considered you "plumb crazy."
    <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beat View Post
    I make Texas every time I drive through the place, and I'll be damned if I was ever considered a Texan.

    Fight me!
    I'm your Huckleberry.....thats just my game.



    Say when.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ByMySword View Post


    General Albert Sidney Johnson of Texas. Died at the Battle of Shiloh.

    But not by cannon ball. I was thinking of another Texas commander. He was shot in the leg during the battle right in the artery and fought throughout the entire battle with this wound. Don't ask me how. But it wasn't till after the Battle he noticed. His entire boot was filled with blood and he suffered serious nerve damage. He died shortly after.



    He was in second in command next to Samuel Cooper. He may have been a better commander though, hard to say as politics happen at the general staff, even back then. Just being considered the best general at any time is a great accomplishment though.

    However, Robert E. Lee would've displaced whoever was in charge when he joined the Confederacy as he was already the Unions best general before the Civil War started (Lee was given the option from Lincoln to be in charge, imagine the difference if Lee stayed with the Union).

    Notice the wiki quote "this was 2 months before Lee joined the Condederacy."

    Lee was an absolutely brilliant general, but you can't win them all, and it is probably good for us in the long run he did lose.

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