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The Arsenal of Democracy by SEELE-02 The Arsenal of Democracy by SEELE-02
From left to right: General and Commander in Chief George Washington, Brevet Lieutenant General Winfield Scott, Major General Zachary Taylor, General of the Army Ulysses Simpson Grant, General of the Army William Tecumseh Sherman, General of the Armies John Joseph Pershing, General of the Army and Field Marshal of the Philippines Douglas MacArthur, General George Smith Patton, Jr, and General of the Army Dwight David Eisenhower.

These men's careers stretch the whole of America's history. They fought in the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War (the Father of His Country), the War of 1812 (Old Fuss and Feathers, Old Rough and Ready), the Mexican War (Old Fuss and Feathers, Old Rough and Ready, and Unconditional Surrender), the Civil War (Old Fuss and Feathers, Unconditional Surrender, the Attila of America), the Spanish American War (Black Jack), World War I (Black Jack, the American Caesar, Old Blood and Guts), World War II (The American Caesar, Old Blood and Guts, Ike), and the Korean War (The American Caesar). Four of them -- Washington, Taylor, Grant, and Eisenhower -- were elected President of the United States.

Washington is wearing his unique rank of General and Commander in Chief (which he held during the Revolutionary War). Scott wears the epaulettes of a Lieutenant General (the highest rank in the Army at the time), and Taylor the shoulder straps of a Major General, while both Grant and Sherman wear the shoulder straps of a General of the Army (equivalent to the modern rank of General, but held by only one person at a time). Pershing wears the insignia of a General of the Armies, and both MacArthur and Eisenhower the five stars of a General of the Army (the second version, not the same rank held by Grant and Sherman). Patton wears the four stars of a General; prior to World War II, the rank of General was reserved for the Chief of Staff, making Patton one of the first men to have held the rank without having been professional head of the service.
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Jakafett1701 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
I got 20 on Pershing if it came down to it...nice work
PictishWarlord13 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Damn, Pershing had a badass stache'.
American-Emperor Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Once again I have to say that this is just amazing. And though I'm sure you've heard this from others, have you considered using modern U.S. Generals in a later piece? Also, could you do one for Confederate Generals like Lee and Jackson?
PaladinMagnus Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Amazing! These are the greatest generals of our country and are men who should never be forgoten!
RD-DD1843 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
I'm glad to see you included Winfield Scott, a terrific general (his plans for the amphibious assault on Vera Cruz in the Mexican War are still studied today), who lasted from the War of 1812, through the Seminole Wars, the Mexican War, and the American Civil War (where hs contribution - the Anaconda Plan for blockading the South - helped the North to win). He too ran for President (the last Whig Candidate in 1852) but was beaten. Unfortunately his successful opponent was Major General (and former Senator) Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire, who was a total incompetent.
Swords-and-Bandages Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh yeah, where's Andrew Jackson and Teddy Roosevelt?
Zninja141 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
I am amused by how MacArthur and Patton are right next to each other XD
Erwin-Rommel93 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
I love Sherman and Mac's look.
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