"[W]e made a great mistake in the beginning of our struggle, and I fear, in spite of all we can do, it will prove to be a fatal mistake. We appointed all our worst generals to command our armies, and all our best generals to edit the newspapers."
Robert E. Lee
(1807-1870) General-in-Chief of the Confederate States army
Personal Reminiscences, Anecdotes, and Letters of Gen. Robert E. Lee, 1875