A time of disharmony

And possibly even, dare I suggest, small-d discord:

Physically brave to the point of recklessness, this leader has courage beyond any doubt. But sometimes, this hero, revered by many, makes poor decisions, largely because of the belief that the best solution to any problem is a direct, frontal attack.

Yes, I’m taking about Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony. But I’m also referring to Confederate Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood.

You might be surprised how well Civil War generals match up with ponies — especially The Great and Powerful George B. McClellan. (Okay, maybe he wasn’t that much of a surprise.)


  1. John Farrier »

    18 May 2013 · 9:46 pm

    Thanks for the link!

  2. CGHill »

    18 May 2013 · 10:30 pm

    I have Civil War buffs and pony fans among the readership; I couldn’t possibly have passed that by.

  3. fillyjonk »

    19 May 2013 · 2:58 pm

    1. The Rarity one made me LOL.

    2. I guess my personal-favorite pony would be too much of a pacifist to be among the Civil War generals. Maybe she’d be that era’s equivalent of Florence Nightingale?

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