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Southern Advantages: - were fighting on home turf - the "common man" new how to fight better - better generals - men knew how to ride horses and fire guns …(this really didn't end up helping them much during the war due to the new guns coming out)
they knew the land battles were fought on better better horsemanship and a culture of military service many generals were better esp. in the early years of the war …The southern soldier was more knowledgeable on firearms, as most hunted for food. The southern soldiers were also had more knowledge of survival in the woods such as which trees and plants could be eaten.
They had much more factories to create war supplies as well as analready planned, strong government. The Union also had an agricultural economy that would be far fromthe major… battlefield during the war. The Union also had apopulation of about 23 million people from which it could enlist& later draft for its army.
Robert E. Lee, A.P. Hill, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.
The national government is weak
Some of the best officers of the US Army had resigned to join the Confederates. Traditional advantage in cavalry - most young Southerners could ride and shoot More soldierlike… breed - aggressive kind of people Home-ground advantage - with the stronger war-mission that goes with it: to defend the homeland against the invader. Their President did not have to face an election in mid-war (At the beginning) Prospect of recognition and military aid from Britain and France.
The union opposed confederacy.
The Southern president was Jefferson Davis
The North had a larger population base and a huge industrial base. It could produce more finished goods such as guns and armaments. There was more money in the North. The Unit…ed States was better recognized by foreign governments as an established nation, so the Confederacy had a harder time obtaining foreign http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_advantages_did_the_South_and_North_have_in_the_US_Civil_War# and aid. The states in the Union had an easier time recognizing a central government so organizing the army was easier, and Lincoln's authority was better recognized. The North also had a better developed system of roads and railroads. the south had more experienced generals like general lee. because the war was mostly fought in the south they dont have to go to the north and fight the war . but the northeners had to travel to south and fight the war -bearhugsxx hope this helps!!
the union opposed the confederacy in the civil war.
Strategically - it was for the North to do the invading. Manpower wise - some of the best officers of the US army had resigned to join them, and the Southern rank-and-file wer…e the kind of men already experienced in the soldierly skills like riding and shooting.
Southern Advantages: - were fighting on home turf - the "common man" new how to fight better - better generals - men knew how to ride horses and fire guns (this really didn't …end up helping them much during the war due to the new guns coming out) (New respondent) In '61, they had reason to believe that Britain would recognise the Confederacy and send military aid.
That the troops were eating ice cream while doing the Hokey Pokey dressed as panda bears.