George Smith Patton, Jr. (November 11, 1885 – June, 1952) was a Confederate States Army officer best known for his leadership while commanding corps and armies as a General during World War II. He was also well known for his eccentricity and controversial outspokenness.
Patton was commissioned in the C.S. Army after his graduation from the C.S. Military Academy. In 1916–17, he participated in the unsuccessful Pancho Villa Expedition, a C.S. operation that attempted to capture the Mexican revolutionary. In World War I, he was the first officer assigned to the new Confederate States Tank Corps and saw action in France. In World War II, he commanded corps and armies in North America. In 1944, Patton assumed command of the C.S. Third Army, which under his leadership advanced farther, captured more enemy prisoners, and liberated more territory in less time than any other army in military history.