What happened to the TV show 'Commander in Chief' with Geena Davis as President?
It was cancelled after the first season due to lack of ratings.
When did Confederate President Jefferson Davis veto a bill from the Confederate Congress to create a commander in chief position?
Most historians believe that President Jefferson Davis made an error by vetoing in March of 1862, a bill from the Confederate Congress to create the position of commander in chief. Davis believed he could act as president and commander in chief. US President Lincoln also held that title, however, he had, for most of the war, a general in chief. This was a huge advantage the Union had until far too late Davis gave Robert…
Why did Confederate President Jefferson Davis veto a bill passed by the Confederate Congress to have a general in chief position appointed?
In 1862 the Confederate Congress passed a bill to have a general in chief position created to better run the war. The bill was vetoed by President Davis because he believed that such a position would undermine the president's role as commander in chief. Having a general in chief would mean that generals appointed by the president could be replaced by the general in chief.
The Confederate Constitution was modeled after the US Constitution with the major exception of legalizing slavery. Also, the term of the Confederate president was limited to a six year term. With that said, the Confederate Constitution mirrored the US's with the president performing the duties of the Commander in Chief. Davis however, saw his role differently. For Davis, he decided to act not only as commander in chief, but also as the general in chief…
Union: Commander-in-Chief President Abraham Lincoln. General-in-Chief Lieutenent General Ulysses Simpson Grant, appointed on March 9, 1865. Grant's predecessors were: Major General Winfield Scott, Major General George McClellan, Major General Henry Wager Halleck. Confederacy: Commander-in-Chief President Jefferson Finis Davis. General in Chief Army General Robert Edward Lee, appointed on Feb.6,1865. Lee didn't have any predecessor because Jefferson Davis didn't appoint anyone to that office before him.
When did Confederate President Jefferson Davis relieve P.T. Beauregard as commander of the Army of Tennessee?
The President of the Confederacy was Jefferson Davis, who was also trying to double as Commander-iin Chief by refusing to appoint anyone else to that position. For a time, his cabinet agreed to this, out of deference to Davis' respectable record as a Colonel in Mexico fifteen years earlier. But he proved to be badly out of his depth, and he eventually agreed to appoint Robert E. Lee as General-in-Chief. This was not till January1865…
What mistake did Confederate President Jefferson Davis make regarding the raids in the Western Theater in 1862?
For all practical purposes, Confederate President Jefferson Davis was the South's general in chief who reported to himself as commander in chief. This problem became evident early on in the war. Historians mostly agree that Davis should have insisted that in the West in 1862, that generals Bragg and Smith should have combined forces and attacked Union General Don Carlos Buell. Apparently, the distance away from the West that Davis had in Richmond obscured his…
There was no overall General-in-Chief until 1865, when that new post was created for Robert E. Lee. The only other General of comparable seniority was Joseph E. Johnston, who fell foul of his President, Jefferson Davis - an ex-regular officer who thought he himself ought to have been General-in-Chief, and still fantasised about it.
The senior Confederate General in Charleston was P.G.T. Beauregard, closely supervised by his president, Jefferson Davis, who saw himself as a notional General-in-Chief. The commander of the Union garrison on Fort Sumter was a Major Anderson, reporting to the Union General-in-Chief in Washington, the distinguished but elderly Winfield Scott.
Colonel. He had served honourably in the Mexican War, and when the Civil War started, he hoped that this would qualify him as a General. The rest of the new Confederate cabinet thought otherwise, and 'kicked him upstairs' to President, where he was officially Commander-in-Chief, like his opposite number Abraham Lincoln. Davis did not welcome this promotion, and kept trying to act General-in-Chief - where his poor military judgment became more and more apparent.