Thursday, April 23, 2009

Good Names for Generals, Part II

Want to become a Civil War general? It helps if you are named after another famous general or explorer.

USA:

Maj. Gen. Christopher Columbus Andrews
Maj. Gen. Napoleon Bonaparte Buford
Brig. Gen. William Wallace Burns
Maj. Gen. Napoleon Jackson Tecumseh Dana
Brig. Gen. George Washington Deitzler
Maj. Gen. Washington Lafayette Elliot
Brig. Gen. Andrew Jackson Hamilton
Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock
Maj. Gen. Ethan Allen Hitchcock
Brig. Gen. Americus Vespucius Rice
Brig. Gen. Gustavus Adolphus Smith


CSA:

Lt. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner
Brig. Gen. Francis Marion Cockrell
Brig. Gen. Winfield Scott Featherston
Brig. Gen. George Washington Gordon
Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws

3 comments:

RJO said...

A novelist couldn't do better. It does inspire invention, though. Perhaps "Scipio Africanus Cincinnatus Washington" would be a good character.

Caitlin GD Hopkins said...

Yeah, I think "Napoleon Jackson Tecumseh Dana" is pretty fabulous.

You could do themed sets, like "Hannibal Alexander Agamemnon" or "Arthur Cromwell Wellington"

RJO said...

Sound like a perfect set of comic book superheroes to me.