And with Albert Sidney Johnston you had a general who underwent some kind of confidence crisis after Fort Donelson. The north enjoyed other advantages such as a thriving two party system, generals who were not wedded to past military strategy, and a masterful foreign policy. Many southerners still hadto hunt to support their families, so they were good shots. The answer to the second question seems to involve a combination of two things. The North and South engaged each other for four long years. Johnston and Albert Sidney Johnston and Braxton Bragg and the rest in that company.
The North, on the other hand, had the good fortune of bringing along and nurturing people like Grant, William T. The North was primarily against slavery, while the south was primarily for slavery. Let me point out that every one of those generals was in the West. The Northern states, on the other hand, were a lot more liberal and favored the abolition of slavery. The north also had great communications from European nations. Blockade by sea and division of the South at the Mississippi. The other was the essay of Donald, the editor.
The only way the South could have won would have been for Lincoln to decide to lose. This war took place from 1861 to 1865 and is ranked as the most deadliest war in American history! Merton Coulter, have argued the South lacked the will to win. The Emancipation Proclamation helped the north to gain support. But a ratio of twenty-one million to seven million in population comes out the same any way you look at it. One main reason why the South lost and this may seem offbeat because it flies in the face of the common wisdom is that the South lacked the moral center that the North had in this conflict.
Stiff and austere, he struggled to manage his subordinates and generals. James Mckie 8th Grade Georgia History Student Fitzgerald, Georgia Where the North and South met arm in arm. It was these logistical advantages that gave them the edge over the South to win the war, and they proved ultimately more valuable than brilliant officers, skilled soldiers, and popular support; all of which the South had in its corner. He hope tohammer the south into submission with huge layered campaigns. So that leaves around 3. Warm, charismatic, and humorous, he was good at winning people to his side. While the defeat at Gettysburg is cited as the reason why the South lost the war, many arguments are provided as to why the Confederates lost that battle.
In fact, Lincoln held a meeting with Grant and Sherman just a few weeks prior to the end of the war to outline their final strategy, including post-war plans. Oh well, goes to show how much food for thought they contain. Furthermore, the Union forces could also count on another 3,2 million people from the loyal slave states, tens of thousands of European immigrants and both freed and escaped slaves who were able to join the Union Army after the Emancipation Proclamation. Unfortunately for the North, this was soon followed by another Confederate victory at the battle of Fredericksburg. The Confederacy suffered 9,000% inflation, and troops struggled for supplies.
He gave people a reason for fighting and was a hero to look up to. The North was able to bring its industry and its manpower to bear in such a way that eventually, through sheer numerical and material advantage, it gained and maintained the upper hand. And we can now see in retrospect what some, like Jefferson Davis, even saw at the time, which was that there was never any real hope of Europe intervening. Strike at him as hard as you can and as often as you can, and keep moving on. At Johns Hopkins, Columbia, and Harvard he trained dozens of graduate students including Jean H. However, it was the ability of the Union generals to take advantage of the numerical superiority on the battlefield.
The North had a larger and more efficient railway system to transport products and soldiers. This time the conflict was not with any foreign power, but it was between the northern and southern American states. Twenty-one to seven is a very different thing than seven to twenty-one. Preserving the Union was always the constant. With Hood and Bragg you had two generals who were basically incompetent as army commanders.
Cultural differences between the North and South dating back to the colonial era certainly were a factor contributing to the outbreak of war, but they indirectly contributed to its outcome as well. In fact, the book began as a conference of five guys at Gettysburg College in November, 1958. Worse, the Confederacy had no financial ressource other than what the States chose to contribute: the war was financed 60% by printing money, 30% by borrowing and only 10% by the States even those 10% were obtained not by tax, but by borrowing, reflecting Southern citizens' aversion to contributing their share of the national Treasury. This caused them to purchaseships from Europe. The other big imperative was to maintain the naval blockade, to prevent the South from exp … orting their cotton in exchange fo was-supplies. Lots of people will be scornful of it.