My answer to If I were to give Alexander the Great the schematics to Civil War-era guns and artillery at the start …
Answer by Abbey Laurel-Smith:
For someone who was terribly bad at strategy, talk less strategizing, he would have been lucky to made a confederate SGT. at arms.
For someone who was ridiculously lousy at splitting forces and logistics, he would have wasted it all – by simply going forward, forward and forward.
For someone who cared more about himself and his place in history, he would have been shot – from the back, by one of his own.
For someone who cared less for warrior code and conduct, he would have been “done in by his men” and his remains would never have been found, just like it has never been found today.
For someone who fought and led his troop like a King rather than a Commander or a General, he would have been ill placed in the Confederate army. And that will be because of Emolument Clause, common background, exceptionalism and capability of the Confederate leaders vis a vis his grand stupidity and his grand upbringing.
In short Alexander would have been better as part of the troop – leading skirmishes here and there. But as a Confederate leader, he would have been a buffon who wasted it all.
Alexander was stupid with his wars. Confederate leaders were not. They were gallant, calculative and audacious.