This abortive little article doesn’t give us much food for thought on its stated question, but includes this intriguing tidbit:
Culberson was 10 years old when the great conflict ended, and he had always wondered who was the greatest. He sent a survey to 43 surviving Confederate generals asking for their input. Forty completed and returned the senator’s survey. Of the seven major generals five named Gen. Robert E. Lee, one chose Gen. Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson, and one was non-committal. Of the 30 brigadier generals, they all named Lee.
Anyone else curious to see all these responses, and especially to find out who remained “non-committal”?