First, they were fighting offensively
Second, they were in enemy territory and was not familiar with it.
Third, the north or the Union did not want to fight at all, the north had no will and no motivation to fight or win. The South had the courage and will to fight.
these are just the few disadvantages. Hope it helped!
They had no experence in the south
Southerners were rural dwellers used to doing with less and living a more primitive life. Most southerners could handle a weapon and were more adaptable to the life of a soldier. At the beginning of the war the South had superior calvary however after a couple of years in an Army saddle the North caught up in that area. The South was on the defensive and that means that they were most likely to be fighting on familiar ground and defense can make due with fewer troops than an attacker. In those days it was thought the attacker needed a two or three to one advantage over the defender. When you are on defense the movement of troops is much quicker. Imagine a semicircle. The ends of the semicircle are closer if you cut across the diameter of the circle than if you must go around the outside of the circle. This meant even more when you move on the battlefield by foot.
Many of the best officers of the US Army had resigned to join the Confederates.
Lack of cavalry at the beginning.
Strong chance of Britain and France helping the South.
A less inspiring war-mission than the enemy had.
A bad draft law, whereby a young man of military age could pay a substitute to do his service for him - bad for morale, and the substitutes were no use.
The burden of having to do the invading.
the norths main general was Ulysses S. Grant
to free all slaves from slavry in the south
ullyses s. grant
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To reunite the states and get the cotton revenues back.
Much bigger population and much bigger manufacturing capacity.
These ships were called blockade runners
The north wants to end slavery The north wants to end slavery
Before Bull Run, most assumed that the war would be short and easy.
Control the Mississippi, capture Richmond, and split the South in half. -Rock Lee
They wanted to capture Richmond, and cut off the South's supplies.
The most talented President the Americans ever had
One of the things the North wanted to do was to capture the Mississippi River, dividing the south in half.
there not from the north
* Manpower. * An Industrial base. * A fleet capable of establishing a blockade on the South. * lots of girls
no Maryland did not fight .They specifically said that they had nothing to do with it but if they were fighting they would fight for the norths freedom
The Norths economy during the civil war and in general during this time period was industry and trade, the Souths was agriculture The Northern economy wasn't as badly hurt by the war as the economy of the South. (APEX)
The North's economy before the Civil War was very different from the South, which came as an advantage during the Civil War. The North was less agricultural and progressing industrially, whilst the South was still high on agriculture. The North was much more populous and advanced...
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