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What geographic advantages did the confederacy have during the civil war?
Jefferson Davis was the President and Alexander Stephens was the Vice President.
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Also, the "border states" of Kentucky and Missouri …supported the south
The first Capital of the Confederacy was Montgomery , Alabama . Then , for the Majority of the war , Richmond , Virgina . Later , for a short time , it was Danville , Virgina ….
1861 Fort Sumter Win Harpers Ferry Win Manassas Win 1862 Pea Ridge Loss Fort Donaldson Loss Monitor vs. Virginia Tie Peninsula Campaign Win Seven Days Win …Manassas Win Seven Pines Win Shiloh Tie Antietam Tie Fredericksburg Win 1863 Chancellorville Win Vicksburg Loss Gettysburg loss Chickamauga Win Chattanooga Loss 1864 Wildness Win Mobile Bay Loss Atlanta Loss Petersburg Loss Nashville Loss 1865 Five Forks Loss Palmito Ranch Win
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.
There were 11 states that stayed in the Confederacy.
Some intangible disadvantages for both the Confederacy and theUnion during the Civil War was the loss of ways to get supplies tothe battlegrounds. There were many people in th…e South willing tohelp the North but finding them was impossible.
The ordnance needs of the Confederacy were provided by stations near the battlefield, owned by the government, to make ammunition. The South, with a minimum of industry was a…t a disadvantage from the North in this conflict.
Some fought for the Confederacy, some fought for the Union, some remained uninvolved, and some got involved against one side, but not necessarily for the other side - for exam…ple, the Lumbi Indians found themselves at odds with the Confederacy due to the forced impressment of Lumbi Indians to build fortifications, but they had no allegiance to the Union. but most fought for the confederates. One notable Union general was a Seneca Indian. He was one of Grant's most trusted advisers and wrote up the terms of surrender that General Lee accepted. One notable Confederate general was from an Indian nation in Oklahoma. His was the last major Confederate army to surrender to the north, many weeks after Lee and Johnston and others had given up.
A small number of slaves were forced to actually fight for the Confederacy. Large numbers of slaves were put to work supporting the army, moving supplies and manufacturing goo…ds needed by the soldiers. In general Southerners were fearful of the consequences of arming the Negroes (perhaps rightfully so). One southern leader noted that if the blacks proved to be successful soldiers, then nearly everything the Confederate cause was based upon would prove to be a lie; thus he opposed arming blacks in his state.
Chancellorsville (May 1863) A brilliant victory that demonstrated Lee's two greatest talents - wrong-footing the enemy by refusing to fight on a field of their choosing, and o…rdering fast, bold, nimble attacks carried out by Stonewall Jackson. Stonewall, of course, was killed at this battle.
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.