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 disadvantages are that it didnt work
ok the civil war was named civil war because it was a civilization and it was a war between slavery
The advantages of the South was they used strategies that the North didn't use and they knew the weaknesses of the North.
During the US Civil War, the South had a number of disadvantages. Among all its problems, perhaps the biggest disadvantage was a small population which affected the number of troops the South could place on the field of battle.
The Civil War led to the end of Slavery.
the norths main general was Ulysses S. Grant
to free all slaves from slavry in the south
Mary-Joe-anna or Jo-mama
ullyses s. grant
Before the civil war the north economy was based on agriculture. It was later based on the industrial revolution after the war.
To reunite the states and get the cotton revenues back.
Much bigger population and much bigger manufacturing capacity.
The north wants to end slavery The north wants to end slavery
These ships were called blockade runners
Before Bull Run, most assumed that the war would be short and easy.