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Civil War Strategy
This paper considers the strategy that the North used in the Civil War.
# 134848 | 2,250 words | 13 sources | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in History (U.S. Civil War 1860-1865) , Military (Military History)

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The paper begins with a discussion of the unpreparedness of the North at the outbreak of the Civil War, the North had an army of less than 16,000, no general staff, no war plans, no adequate maps. The paper discusses, however, how it did have Abraham Lincoln, who developed a brilliantly successful strategy, and gradually found the generals who could take the war to the South and destroy its armies.

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"One of the remarkable things about the Civil War was the lack of strategy with which it began. In 1861, with the southern states in secession and war looming, President Abraham Lincoln came into office to find a woefully understaffed and inadequate Army and a Navy so small and poorly ordered that it clearly could not address the crisis which the nation faced. The Army, which would be reduced substantially as southerners left, numbered barely 16,000 men, and had no general staff to develop strategic plans or even to envision strategy. Although it was soon apparent where a good deal of the fighting would take place, the Army plunged into..."

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