What were the South's advantages in the Civil War?
- Outstanding general
- Strong military traditions
- Strong motivation
- They were fighting on home ground
- Skilled with guns & horses
- Cotton exchange
Goals of the North were to abolish slavery while goals of the South were to keep slavery. The North's advantages were that they had railroads so that they could move equipment etc. round easily while the South didn't have as many and it was more difficult to move supplies, which was a huge factor in the war. The Souths advantages were that they had slaves working for them doing the work while the North did…
Probably the South had more advantages at the beginning of the Civil War. Perhaps if the South had followed the plan advocated by General Albert Sidney Johnson, the South would have won the Civil War. Such was not to be the case. The war turned into a war of attrition. The North had far greater advantages for winning that type of a war.
Two advantages of the South in the US Civil War: 1. superior leadership 2. fighting to protect their home territory Two advantages of the North in the US Civil War: 1. larger population 2. superior manufacturing and industrial resources The defeat of the South was inevitable in prolonged war. The only way the North could be defeated was through the war weariness of the population.
to start off, the American Civil War was Americans against Americans. The Union/North's advantages: had more railroads:used to transport troops and weapons, larger population to fight for them The Confederates/South's advantages: most of the war was fought in the South so they knew the land well and they were fighing for their families and homes, they had better war leaders