What Union General do historians credit for inspiring General in Chief Winfield Scott to produce his famous Anaconda Plan?
Historians have noted that the first plan to defeat the South came from the pen of General George B. McClellan. It was broad in scope and General in Chief Winfield Scott had never seen such imagination and strategic thinking from any other general. And, Scott was of age to have seen many battle plans. It was General McClellan's plans to end the rebellion, that although Scott found flawed, provided him the inspiration to develop his own large scale plan, the well known...
How many generals did Lincoln go through in the Civil War?
General-in-Chief at the outbreak of the war was Winfield Scott. Then came George McClellan, Henry Halleck, and U.S. Grant. Four the lot. ...
What problem did Radical Republicans have with General Winfield Scott?
Even though General in Chief Winfield Scott had spent more than 50 years in the US army, he originally came from Virginia and retained a certain identity as a southerner. Many Radical Republicans believed that for nearly twenty years before the outbreak of the US Civil War, Scott had molded the US army into a Southern clique. The Radicals believed that Scott could not be trusted because of his background and the fact they claimed was that Southern graduates of West Point...
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Civil war general who cut his teeth in Mexican war?
There were many Civil War Generals who served in the Mexican American War. Among them were Robert E. Lee, US Grant, William T. Sherman, Winfield Scott ...
Why did Union General Winfield Scott discount the superior calvary of the Confederacy early in the US Civil War?
In the early stages of the US Civil War, US General Winfield Scott discounted the superior cavalry of the South. He believed that based on two factors, there was no need for a large investment in this area. One was the fact the Union had hardly any tradition of mounted forces at that time, but more importantly, the wooded terrain in so many parts of the South would make mounted forces less effective, ...
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What was president lincoln's war strategy?
Lincoln employed the "Anaconda Plan" devised by General in Chief Winfield Scott to blockade Southern Ports and the Mississippi River. Unlike Scott's plan however, he did attempt to take the Confederate Capitol and many lives were lost in the effort. ...
What are the release dates for Many Masterpieces Become One The General with music by Scott Joplin - 2010?
Many Masterpieces Become One The General with music by Scott Joplin - 2010 was released on: USA: October 2010 ...
What was the Anaconda Plan that General in Chief Winfield Scott prepared to end the Southern rebellion?
Blockading the Southern ports, to deprive the Confederates of imports, effectively strangling the economy. ...
How many gernerals were in the union army?
They are a lot of general that was in the union but, the best known were, Winfield Scott, George B. McClellan, Henry W. Hallack, and of courseUlysses S. Grant who made it possible for us to beat the confederate by burning every crops theconfederatehad and made them lose economy till they gave up and surrendered....
What Union general first proposed taking control of the Mississippi River?
Prior to the US Civil War, General in Chief Winfield Scott made four proposals to end the Southern rebellion. In one of them he suggested the "Anaconda Plan", in which the Union would blockade the southern coast, severing their trade, while simultaneously thrusting down the Mississippi river to split the south in half. When his proposal was made public in 1861, he was mocked for the plan which many people considered to be too slow.As it turned out, the Union actually adapted...
What did Union General Henry Halleck believe about General Winfield Scott's idea of controlling the Mississippi River?
Major General Henry W. Halleck saw merit in the pre-war plans of the then Union general in chief, Winfield Scott. Halleck expected a Southern counter attack on General Grant's army at Pittsburg Landing. As the Union's commander in the Western Theater, he ordered the forces of General Buell to move down the Tennessee River and reinforce Grant. Anxious to control the Mississippi River, Halleck did not concentrate his entire force on the Tennessee River. Halleck kept General John Pope and an army...
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What were Robert E. Lee's feelings about the war?
He was one of many senior Virginians who disapproved of secession, and were hoping the state would not vote Confederate. When it did, he found himself with divided loyalties, and asked the General-in-Chief, Winfield Scott, if he could stay neutral. Scott was contemptuous of this idea. Meanwhile Lincoln had offered Lee command of all the Unon armies. But Lee decided he was a Virginian first and an American second, and finaly resigned from the US Army to join the Confederates. ...