Why did Jefferson Davis want to fight a war of attrition?
What led Confederate president Jefferson Davis to at first believe that the Union would not want to fight a civil war against the South?
Yes, he used some from across the south with the consent of them and their master. He believed that no black man had to fight if he didnt want to. The idea of arming hundreds of thousands of slaves wasn't enacted until late in the war, he said that their would be no place for slavery after he got 300,000 negroes to retun after the war.
What general did Confederate President Jefferson Davis send to report on the Army of Tennessee in 1863?
In February of 1863, Jefferson Davis dispatched General Joseph Johnston for an inspection of the Army of Tennessee and to asses the situation with its commander, Braxton Bragg. Davis want Johnson's opinion as to whether Bragg was still fir to command his army. Johnson sent Davis a positive report. He believed Bragg was competent and that his army was in good spirits. This turned out to be contrary to the senior officers in Bragg's army.
After seceding, he would have been quite happy without a war, if Lincoln had granted official recognition to the Confederacy. But when Lincoln declared that he would defend Fort Sumter (which the Confederacy considered its own), and then called for new volunteer troops, Davis felt he had to mobilise.
The overall strategy of the Confederacy was to fight the war on the defensive.The South had no desire or intention to impose it's political will on the North,to conquer and then occupy the North. In the words on Confederate President Jefferson Davis..."all we want is to be let(left) alone". The South simply wanted its' independence. The Confederacy hoped to win enough battles and to survive long enough to bring about agreeable terms of peace.
He was president of the Confederacy, and caused one major reason for the Civil War: he wanted to secede from the United States (along with the rest of the South), but Abraham Lincoln couldn't let him do that. This argument lead straight to the Civil War. There were other reasons, of course, but those don't have to do much with JeffERson Davis. Maybe a Freudian slip - impotent? important? Alas, he was important but thoroughly…
Jefferson Davis had trouble keeping the Confederacy unified because the states did not want to be told what to do. The South was loosely allied with each other for common defense. Jefferson was nervous in leadership and refused to delegate authority. Ja! Jeff Davis ruled as a Dictator, there weren't any "free elections" during the failed rebellion called, loosely, the Confederated States of America, claiming eleven (11), but only having and credit for seven (7)…
He didn't want to be. He was hoping to be General-in-Chief. But he was 'kicked upstairs', because he looked like the good face of slave-owning. (He treated his slaves so well, they didn't want their freedom.) The Confederate government thought this would encourage free nations abroad to grant recognition to the Confederacy and send military aid.
The Confederate Congress in Montgomery, Alabama, appointed Jefferson Davis as the interim president of the Confederacy before the battle at Fort Sumter. Davis would have preferred to have a generalship in the Confederate army. Davis moved the Confederate capital city to Richmond, Virginia. This was a dangerous move as Richmond was only 100 miles south of Washington DC.Davis had excellent qualifications. He was educated at Transylvania University, followed by West Point. Davis proved himself a…
He was the President of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. He did not want to secede (separate) from the Union, at first, but supported it after his state seceded. He then became the president of the Confederate States of America and led them into battles during the civil war, but did not succeed. Instead, he lost the war and was thrown into jail.
No many were killed for cowardice. Some did not want to fight because they were to religious to break the commandment "thou shalt not steal". Others sisn't want to fight because they simply didn't want to die. Others didn't want to fight because they did not want to leave their families. On the other hand, many wanted to fight because they were patriots and believed it was their duty.