Because he balked Jeb Stuart's vaunted cavalry with a 400 to 4000 disadvantage, preventing them from attacking the union rear during Pickett's famous charge at Gettysburg! We'd be living in a very different nation if Stuart had gotten through.
nicholsjoshua15 - February 16, 2013, 9:46 pm,
Anything good he did he erased by murdering the Native Americans.
falloutghoul - February 17, 2013, 9:51 am,
And then they killed him and his troops. Justice.
nicholsjoshua15 - February 17, 2013, 2:49 pm,
Oddly enough, the lives lost on both sides were for nothing because the country is now sh*t.
EmilioDumphque - February 16, 2013, 1:02 pm,
He was the Patton of his day, and such a man makes many political enemies: southern sympathizers and political rivals, such as President Grant. That's why they sent him out west, to be forgotten.
steve1961 - February 17, 2013, 9:58 am,
The George C Scott Patton or the Gerald McRaney Patton?