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How did military theorist Carl Von Clausewitz have ideas that were reflected in Confederate military operations in the Fall of 1862?

Carl Von Clausewitz relentlessly wrote about his ideas that wars were an extension of politics. The military operations of the South in the Fall of 1862 were in great part due (MORE)

What weakened Confederate strength around Chattanooga Tennessee in 1863?

Confederate strength was diminished when Confederate General Braxton Bragg, on November 4, sent a major part of his army under the command of General Longstreet to Knoxville. (MORE)

What was congress attitude toward the south?

During the US Civil War the US Congress was dominated by the Republican Party and their allies for most of the time were from the so-called "War Democrats". Congress was eager (MORE)

How were forts normally defended during the US Civil War?

Generally speaking, forts were defended in the US Civil War by placing troops in front of the fort, or fortified from the direction in which the enemy was expected to attack. (MORE)

What were the Union's normal military operations during the US Civil War when fighting on the offensive?

Offensive Union operations during the US Civil War can be examined in two parts. Whatever specific plan the Union may have had on its military operations, generally speaking t (MORE)

How many times did Union General Burnside receive requests from President Lincoln to take command of the Army of the Potomac?

President Lincoln had great faith in the abilities of General Ambrose Burnside. Three times he asked Burnside to take command of the Army of the Potomac. If he agreed, then Li (MORE)

When did Union General George B McClellan begin his advance from Harper's Ferry in 1862?

After many delays, General McClellan began his advance from Harper's Ferry on November 2, 1862. According to President Lincoln's plan, McClellan was to place the Army of the P (MORE)

What was the letter President Lincoln sent to General George B McClellan in October of 1862?

On October 13, 1862, President Lincoln sent General McClellan a long letter explaining the plans Lincoln believed were needed to defeat the South. Lincoln was almost sure that (MORE)

How did President Lincoln explain his dismissal of General George B McClellan in 1862?

President Lincoln would have several things to say about his dismissal of General George B. McClellan in 1862. Lincoln informed John Hay that McClellan's refusal to obey the (MORE)

How did General Lee defend his army against the Union's assault at the Battle of Antietam?

As the Battle of Antietam began to unfold, General Lee repulsed the Union assault on his lines by throwing three quarters of his army to Stonewall Jackson's front lines. And, (MORE)