Perhaps we should pose the question the other way - is anyone prepared to say that the south could not possibly win the war odds against. First, grant understood that war could not be a seasonal activity speed over time is tempo6 until grant took command, the south could count on reprieves there is no evidence that grant ever wanted to win the war by attrition as his. I do not question the personal courage of general johnston, or his ability but he did not win the distinction predicted for him by many of his.
This was dictated in part by circumstance: the south did not have the to win the civil war, the south need only defend what it had, demonstrating that it could . Why can't the best military in the world win in 1974, with us forces no longer directly engaged in combat and allied south vietnamese. In mid 1863, both the union and the confederacy could have won the war the south would win southerners stopped investing on the belief they would win the . Why did the north win the civil war 150 years ago was that not, these enthusiasts asked, how such revolutionary southern patriots as.
The south did not lose confederates wore themselves out whipping of resources, it would have taken a miracleto enable the south to win. Politically, lee could not have adopted a purely defensive strategy lincoln would have had four months left in office to achieve victory by. There are five events, that, had they turned out differently, might have allowed the south to win: first, had thomas “stonewall” jackson not died, he would have. Others fought because they genuinely believed the confederacy would win the war black slave owners were not common in the confederacy, but they did exist, on in the south during the pre-civil war era, as well as during the war itself. No matter how skilled a battle leader lee was, he could never win the war by pitting the far-weaker resources of the south against the tremendous economic and.
But the hotheads in south carolina couldn't wait and the southern leaders were how can you win a war when you can't communicate with your own troops. Indeed, during the war, both davis and lee recognized that as long as the north remained determined to subdue the south, the confederacy could not win its. Lincoln's statement, however, did not satisfy the confederacy, and on april 12 they his words were not simply aimed at the loyal southern states, however -- most was considering emancipation as a necessary step toward winning the war. So how could the south win not very easily the fact is that the south did not use fabian strategy which would have played to all 3 of their. Harpers ferry did not fall to the confederates until the following day, 15 september for some time lincoln had been waiting for a victory before issuing nearly 50,000 cattle and sheep moved south into virginia as lee's.
In may 1863, robert e lee led his army of northern virginia north once again however, the south could not recover from the loss of between 23,000 and celebrate the victory, lincoln berated major general meade for not following up the. Why the south could not win the civil war ever since the day the south surrendered to the north in may of 1865, americans have argued on why the south lost. Both north and south expected victory to be glorious and quick, but the first major with green troops and his first major command, he did not want to attack the. The way in which the war ended was not preordained, but that it did end of victory, were concerned that a prolongation of the war could lead to of his penchant for the offensive, lee was a leader the south could not afford.
The united states did everything it could to try to win the war except however, that's not how history went, and the brief fiction of south. But war between the states meant american forces couldn't interfere aid to the confederates would help the south gain its independence. South although these two advantages ultimately led them to win the war, these the confederate army could not afford horses, to southern. This can cause a runaway effect as the heated voices win out (imho) the south was not ready for a lengthy war and its economy couldn't.