Who were the two best generals of the confederacy during the civil war?
The two best generals of the confederacy had to be general Robert edward lee and general stonewall jackson.
What was the number of West Point graduates of the class of 1846 that served as generals in the US Civil War for the North?
Yes , he was a capable Brigade and Divisional commander and one of the best Generals that the Confederacy had . He was a serious commander of troops and often led from the front which cost hime the use of an arm and suffered the loss of a leg . Robert E. Lee used him and his Texas troops as shock troops to break the Union lines during the American Civil War .
How was Lincoln one of the best American military commanders-in-chief during the American Civil War?
Better Generals - some of the best officers in the US Army had resigned to serve the Confederacy. A stronger cavalry tradition - most young men were accustomed to the riding and shooting way of life. A powerful mission imperative - to defend the homeland against the invader. (All the battles except Gettysburg were on Southern soil.)
The United Kingdom initially was partial to the Confederate States of America because of their huge trade ties with the region. The Confederacy was the UK's primary source of cotton and the Union blockade on the Confederacy was preventing British Manufactures from operating at the highest probability. (During the American Civil War, the United Kingdom bought cotton from Egypt which was much more expensive.) However, when the Union made clear its intention to liberate the…
The Southerners were a more soldierlike breed, raring for a fight, led by some of the best officers of the US Army who had resigned to join the Confederates. They were mostly fighting on home ground, unfamiliar to the enemy. They had a more emotive mission - to defend the homeland against the invader.
Disadvantages of the North: The task of doing the invading The task of blockading a long Southern coastline Fighting mostly on unfamiliar territory Loss of many of the best US Army offficers to the Confederacy No emotive mission Lack of a cavalry tradition Disadvantages of the South: Smaller population from which to recruit armies Farmland increasingly wrecked by warfare Prevented from exporting cotton in exchange for war supplies Lack of industrial manufacturing capability Disadvantage in…
In the Spring of 1862, the Union armies of generals Halleck and McClellan made simultaneous advances on the Confederacy. In military terms, this can be described as a concentration of forces in space and time. Due to the vast expanse of Southern territory, multiple advances, all timed together in advance was the best way to end the Southern rebellion in the shortest amount of time.
The Battle of Chancellorsville was in the end, won by the Confederacy tactically but it was a HUGE strategic failure. Because of a friendly fire incident, one of the Confederacy's best generals, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, died of pneumonia through an infected wound. Many historians believe that had Jackson lived, the Confederacy would have won at Gettysburg. Lee would never find a general as brilliant as Jackson again.
I believe, even though the south had lost. they had the better end of it. They had ready generals and men who knew how to fight on foot and horseback. The north did not have ready generals at the time the war started. Overall towards the end of the war the north had the best strategy by taking the forts and capturing the river.
US President Lincoln "micro-managed" the US Civil War by using the telegraph to stay in touch with his generals. Most historians believe he should have left military strategy to his generals and create war policies from which military strategies could be developed.Lincoln also appointed generals, held the US together as best as he could, and let it be known early on in the war that his first priority was keeping the Union intact. Later he…