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What were two of Lieutenant General US Grant's military errors of the Us Civil War?

In US Grant's memoirs, he was very open about his conduct and decisions he made during the US Civil War. Grant noted that he at times failed to understand the power of the def (MORE)

What was the most famous Union column assault in the US Civil War?

The most famous Union column assault of the US Civil War was led by Colonel Emory Upton on May 10, 1864. Upton was a young commander, having graduated from the USMA at West Po (MORE)

What were the goals the Union and the Confederacy during the US Civil War?

The goal of President Lincoln in the US Civil War was to end the Southern rebellion. Lincoln knew that only a Constitutional amendment could legally abolish slavery. The 13th (MORE)

What was President Lincoln's main problem with General McClellan?

General McClellan was an excellent military strategist, but not a very aggressive commander of troops in the field(in battle). Early in the war, after McClellan had been end (MORE)

Did more accurate weapons lead to more of less casualties in the US Civil War?

Many people might come to the conclusion that the casualties suffered in the US Civil War were due to more accurate weapons. Based on that premise, each major war in human his (MORE)

Did Confederate Major General Braxton Bragg defeat Major General William S. Rosecrans at Chickamauaga in 1863?

Confederate General Braxton Bragg was the victor of the Battle of Chickamauaga in 1863. It was a major Union defeat. It was a costly battle for both sides. In victory the Co (MORE)

How did Confederate General Braxton Bragg attempt to use artillery at the Battle of Murfreesboro in 1863?

For all practical purposes, the use of artillery in the US Civil War was proven to be most effective when it was used as a defensive tactic. This was unlike the experience of (MORE)

How did Union artillery destroy the impact of the Confederate advance at Malvern Hill in 1862?

During the 1862 Peninsula campaign, the retreating Federals made the Rebel army pay dearly for its offensive operations that forced the Union troops eastward to Harrison's Lan (MORE)

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What was an important obstacle to Confederate General Braxton Bragg's offensive planning in 1863?

Confederate General Braxton Bragg, shared one problem with the former Union General George B. McClellan. Bragg continually overestimated the number of troops he faced against (MORE)

What type of problems plagued the Confederate Army of Tennessee under Braxton Bragg?

A great deal of the problems that the Army of Tennessee was that under General Bragg, there were tactical successes. With that said, Bragg's tendency to overestimate the enem (MORE)

What general did Confederate President Jefferson Davis send to report on the Army of Tennessee in 1863?

In February of 1863, Jefferson Davis dispatched General Joseph Johnston for an inspection of the Army of Tennessee and to asses the situation with its commander, Braxton Bragg (MORE)

What the first success of General Rosencrans as commander of the Army of the Cumberland?

When Major General William Rosencrans was appointed to command the Army of the Cumberland, his superior officer, General in Chief Henry Wager Halleck had given him three speci (MORE)