Introduction to the Civil War 1861-1865 McIntyre The regimental colors of the 19th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment were damaged in battle during the American Civil War. The Civil War Who was involved? #1 The Confederate States of America The Civil War Who was involved?
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The regimental colors of the 19th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment were damaged in battle during the American Civil War.
#1 The Confederate States of America
#2 The Union (Free States & Territories)
#3 The Border States
“I hope to have God on my side but I have to have Kentucky” -- Abraham Lincoln
North has the advantage in population
North has the advantage in industrial power
North has the advantage in # of soldiers, but South in the quality of soldiers & generals
North has a stronger government, better able to direct resources (people & products) towards the war
Who has the advantage in motivation? You decide.
Whose goals would be easier to reach?
“A House divided against itself cannot stand” -- A. Lincoln
“All we ask is to be left alone” -- J. Davies
Who has the advantage in leadership?
George G. Meade
A. E. Burnside
Ulysses S. Grant
-- “When in doubt, fight” U.S. Grant
Robert E. Lee
“It is a good thing war is so terrible; else we should grow too fond of it” -- R.E. Lee
Who has the advantage in Commanders?