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Why do some historians claim the US Civil War was lost by the South at the end of 1864?

Hindsight is always 20-20, and ideas about how long the US Civil War might last at any given point in time is a tough prediction to make. Some historians claim that until late (MORE)

Did military theorist Henri Jomini study the US Civil War?

Henri Jomini died in 1869, and studied the US Civil War closely. One of his comments was a prediction for future wars. He observed the long trench siege lines the Union used b (MORE)

How was World War 1 similar to the US Civil War?

One strong element in the US Civil War stands out as the best example of how that war was similar to WW 1. Most historians cite the extensive use of trench warfare in both war (MORE)

Where did Robert E Lee surrender to U S Grant that ended the US Civil War?

On April 9, 1865, General Lee surrendered his army to Lieutenant General US Grant at the Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia. This for all practical purposes ended the war. Howe (MORE)

Why did the North outlawed slavery?

Prior to the US Civil War, states in the North outlawed slavery because they believed the institution was immoral and cruel. After the Civil War, the US passed the 13th amendm (MORE)

How extensive was the Confederate effort to form a concentration for the Battle of Shiloh?

With the approval of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Southern generals made an extensive effort to counter the losses it suffered by losing forts Henry and Donelson. Un (MORE)

What is the highest mountain in New Zealand?

The name of New Zealand's highest mountain is Aorangi, or Aoraki, which means "Cloud Piercer" in the Ngāi Tahu dialect of the Māori language. It was named Mt Cook by Capta (MORE)

What did the Confederacy try to do before the outbreak of the US Civil War?

Prior to the opening of armed conflict between the US and the Confederacy, provisional Confederate president Jefferson Davis tried to recruit more slave states to join the Con (MORE)

What key factor was absent from the works of military theorists Clausewitz and Johmini?

After the Union victory at the Battle of Shiloh, General Halleck made a remarkable 150 mile advance into Confederate territory. Based on several negative factors such as advan (MORE)

What vital action did General Grant fail to make upon arriving at Pittsburg Landing in 1862?

Although General Halleck was not perfect, he did become the Union's general in chief in the Summer of 1862. With that said, Halleck deserved the opportunity President Lincoln (MORE)

Why did John Brown attack the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry in 1859?

In 1859, abolitionist John Brown and his followers captured the Federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry Virginia. His purpose was to use the weapons and ammunition to stage a slave (MORE)

What did Union General Henry Halleck believe about General Winfield Scott's idea of controlling the Mississippi River?

Major General Henry W. Halleck saw merit in the pre-war plans of the then Union general in chief, Winfield Scott. Halleck expected a Southern counter attack on General Grant's (MORE)