He was somewhat an enforced invoking of this topic. Both North and South had a lot of generals who were in their positions for political reasons or get people of certain affiliations to enlist when they otherwise wouldn't give a shit, even though their own knowledge of their job was, at best, merely academic, practically none of them had practical battlefield experience useful in recent memory. Most of these guys were unquestionable lolcows too, which is why by the end of the war most of the ones who were still alive got shuffled off to tasks that would either get them killed or was shit an idiot couldn't fuck up if they tried.There's also Daniel Sickles, a terrible general who nearly cost the Union the Battle of Gettysburg when he violated orders and moved his troops a mile ahead of where they should have been. Most of his solders were wiped out and he himself lost a leg. He donated the bones to what later became the National Museum of Health and Medicine, and visited them regularly.
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Before the war, he was also the first person to plead not guilty to murder by reason of temporary insanity after he shot and killed his wife's lover. He was acquitted.
Bonus LOL in Sickles' case, the lawyer who got him off with an insanity plea was Edwin M. Stanton, who later became Lincoln's Secretary of War, and originally had contempt for Lincoln, calling him "the original gorilla", the missing link between apes and humans.
However, Stanton eventually came to respect Lincoln and even mourned his passing, as did a bunch of other people who initially were lolcows in their own right but exposure to Lincoln eventually cured them of it to greater or lesser degrees.