Union Options Into the South
The very size of the Confederate states allowed many avenues for the Union army to penetrate and defeat the seceding states.
Samples of Confederate Losses
1862 proved to be crucial for the Confederacy in decision making and loses on the battlefield. In losing Nashville, New Orleans, and Memphis, the South lost strategic points in their military planning. Each one would prove to hurt the Confederacy long-term.
Decisions Made by Davis That Led to Failure
Hind-sight is twenty-twenty. After the fact, one can easily point out where Jefferson Davis made his mistakes and how the Confederacy lost the war. Starting in the West, Davis found himself regretting many of his decisions that would became fateful for the newly created nation.
Brandy Station as a Turning Point
Brandy Station would become a turning point solely due to pride. Sometimes it takes a defeat to get the fires roaring and the ambition to push harder to achieve more. That was the case here.
Was Reconstruction a Nobel Experiment?
Reconstruction, Northern, South, Civil War, Lincoln, Booth, President, Johnson
Problem with Complete Victory in Civil War Battles
For all the ferocity and blood-letting of Civil War battles, the fact is that few were ever decisive. Why were victorious troops unable to achieve complete, total victories at famous battles like Shiloh, Chancellorsville, and Chattanooga?
Bad luck and bad decisions played a major part.
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