Which side had the best generals at the start of the civil war?
war starts with this side having best generals at the start of the civil war?
This is a matter of opinion, but the South probably had the better generals at the start of the Civil War.
There is always a debate on how many generals there were in the Civil War. Both sides in the war had militia so for the purpose of this question let only count the generals that were properly appointed or nominated. For the Union side there was 564 generals, and for the Confederate side there were 401.
The Union Army had more people in the start of the Civil War, also they has rail roads The Confederacy had better generals and was better at fighting Hoped this helped ;)
There were several generals from the Union side that were replaced because they weren't accomplishing what Lincoln wanted.
To defat the other side. To find Generals that were able to win battles. To gain military control of the East Coast, and of the mid-west.
The Confederates. Lee and both the Johnstons outclassed Grant and Sherman. But they were badly led by their President, and suffered from the many drawbacks built into the Confederate effort.
Ulysses s grant and Robert e lee
At the start of the game, you can select your General just as you select which side you wish to play for.
Robert E. Lee (confederacy, South) and Ulysses S. Grant (union, North)
On an overall basis the trend in ages among US Civil War generals trended downwards. Because of retirement, resignations, and casualties the ages of generals on both sides trended downwards for both sides in the conflict. The ages of these generals at the beginning of the war were almost identical. Early in war the average ages drifted to between 43.6 to 44.8. At the end of the war, each side in the conflict had almost… Read More
What two key generals in the Confederacy during the US Civil War were killed and hurt the Southern war efforts?
During the course of the US Civil War, two Confederate generals who were killed in action were generals Sidney Johnston and Stonewall Jackson.Johnston was killed at the Battle of Shiloh in 1862 and Stonewall Jackson was killed during the Battle of Chancellorsville. On the Northern side, generals were also lost in battle, however, most historians believe that none of them were crucial figures in the Union's war efforts.
Confederate. He was one of the Generals who took over part of Stonewall Jackson's division after his death. He claimed that he never wanted to be a General but was pushed into it.
25 Generals Who were they and what side did they serve on?
There was no "good side" in the civil war. There are no good or bad people. People just do what they think is best.
The South started with the best Generals, but the Southern President, an ex-officer, tried to act as General-in-Chief, and did not always make wise appointments. In the second half, the gung-ho Confederate spirit was simply not winning any campaigns, and meanwhile Lincoln had rewarded Grant with the top job. This - and Grant's promotion of Sherman and Sheridan - finally swung Union victory.
A much bigger population from which to recruit. And a President who learned to choose and use good Generals - unlike his opposite number on the Confederate side.
You need to be much more specific; first off, which side? Confederate or Union? Secondly, which theater or army? Thirdly, what time period? In the US Civil War, military command structures tended to be army-based, with a specific army group being responsible for a "theater" of action. Unlike modern organization, however, there was no overall "supreme" commander on either side. Each theater tended to have a single general in charge, but civilian governments controlled the… Read More
The commanders that served during the Civil War on both the Union and Confederate sides, were called Generals. On the Union side his name was Ulysses S. Grant and on the Confederate side it was Robert E. Lee.
The major generals were pi equals 3.14!!! :) :D!
They though they had the best reason.
there were 3 generals from the colonial side and all i know is that 2 of them are george washington and alexander hamilation
one side wanted slaves the other side thought inslaving people should be alegal
The first Battle of Bull Run was won by the Confederacy. General McDowell's army was defeated by Southern armies led by generals PT Beauregard and Johnston.
Most battles were on Southern territory - home ground, with local civilians on their side. They had a simple and emotive war-aim - to defend the homeland against the invader. They were a more soldierlike people - used to the riding and shooting way of life. Some of the best officers in the US Army had resigned to join the Confederates. In the first half, Lincoln had failed to promote his best Generals.
To the best of my knowledge, there was no "Missouri Civil War" What would it be? Fighting among the northern counties and the southern counties? Missouri was in the US Civil War on the side of the South.
The easiest anwser is that the North had technology, shear number of troops, and industry on their side. The South had much better generals, a more willingness to fight, and that the war was fought in their back yard
No Generals. Just a Major (Anderson) commanding the garrison on the island of Fort Sumter.
On the Allied side there were Generals: Eisenhower, Bradley, Ridgeway, Gerow, Montgomery, Gale, and many others. On the German side there were Generals: Rommel, Dolman, Feuchtinger, and many others.
The high command of the Confederate military relied on two military theorists in their conduct of the US Civil War. One theorist was West Point professor Dennis Hart Mahan. His teachings on entrenchments allowed the undermanned Confederate armies to take effective tactical defensive measures due to their excellent entrenchments.On the offensive side, the Confederates relied more on Henri Johmini than did Union generals.
US Civil War generals from both sides showed degrees of courage that would seem unthinkable then and even now in 2016. Lost limbs and battle deaths among US Civil War generals was high. On the Confederate side, Major General John Bell Hood is an example of pure grit and courage. And, many Union generals were equally as brave. Now for General Bell, he was a special case. He lost the use of one arm at… Read More
Yes, indeed The battle of Antientam was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. About 10-20 men died every minute on each side. resulting in a total slaughter for each side. About 13,450 Union soldiers died, About 23,678 Confederate soldiers died. This battle was so fierce that 3 Generals died in it. So yes the battle of Antietam was a real battle.
Nevada was on the unions side in the civil war
Native Americans fought on both sides in the US civil war. In some cases, tribes split over which side to support, best known of which was the Cherokee. ´Indians´ is misleading. It creates an idea that they were a single unified group.
on the side of the box: suergeon generals warning...
In the Civil War, Illinois was on the Northern Side, Illinois was in the Union.
The American major generals were George Washington, Nathaniel Greene, Daniel Morgan, Marquis de Lafayette(French) and Horatio Gates. The major British Generals were Lord Charles Cornwallis, William Howe, and Johnny Burgoyne. Also, Benedict Arnold who fought on the American side for a while, but then betrayed America, fleeing to fight for the British side.
Lord Cornwallis was one of the top British generals in the Revolutionary War. He was successful in several battles, but is best remembered for his surrender to colonial forces at Yorktown in 1781, effectively ending the war.
Sean Fulton and Sean Fulton, respectively
civil disobedience the act of protesting without the use of violence, in Gandhi's case the civil disobedience was met with violence as it is in most situations making the other side appear savage.
It is generally conceded the south had the better generals overall. Although the north had many good commanders, few reached the status of such men as Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Jeb Stuart, James Longstreet, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Joe Johnston and Wade Hampton. Some notable US generals are US Grant, WT Sherman, Winfield Hancock, George Meade, Phil Sheridan.
Mary Chesnut was most famous for her series of diaries kept during the civil war. They're claimed to be the best documents written about the southern side of the civil war. She captured an intimate view of the south's personal experiences and struggles during the civil.
Leaders from the North and the South failed to reach a compromise to avoid having a civil war. Within that line of thinking, it can be said that America's greatest failure was due to the fact the time honored US way to solve internal problems was compromises. This did not happen as both sides were short sighted.
Taylor and Kearny had both died and Scott designed the Anaconda Plan and retired. General John E. Wool was still in uniform and was still a Brigadier with 20 years of time in grade. At 77 he was the oldest General on either side.
The northern side
they were on the southern side
The failure of US Civil War generals and commanding officers to effectively communicate with each other and with their troops was a major problem in the US Civil War and in fact with any army in any war. And, it was not specifically related to any special form of tactics. With that said, physical obstacles placed special problems for linear tactics in the US Civil War. The large sweep of compact linear lines and even… Read More
You cannot argue with a win, and the outcome of the war simply confirms that it was the Grant-Sherman team that proved superior. The other side had the Lee-Jackson partnership, which was felt to be unbeatable, but after Stonewall was killed, neither Lee nor his army was ever the same again. It seems that the typical Confederate General did not do well in high command, though he might be an inspiring fighter and leader. Joe… Read More
Typically, the high command on each side disapproved of the Christmas Truce.
There were many different generals on either side. The Entente (aka. Allies) elected a Frenchman by the name of Foch as their "head" general, who was in charge of everything. All other generals deviated to him.
The Union - with Lincoln, the most talented President the Americans ever had. Jefferson Davis was out of his depth from the start.