Strengths And Weaknesses Of The Confederate War Essay

1927 Words Nov 8th, 2016 8 Pages
The question that I chosen to write about in this essay is, what were the strengths and weaknesses of the Confederate States of American and the strengths and weaknesses of the Union at the time of the Civil War. This is a very great question because when you look at it, there are some very obvious strengths and weaknesses to each side. Then again there are some little things that made a great impact throughout the war. Such as the number of troops that were in the armies, the leadership, the mens moral, and many more other things that contributed to the armies. Too start off the Confederate States of America had far less people in the whole population than the Union. There were almost twenty million people that lived in the twenty-three Northern States. There were about nine million people in the south, and that was including just around 3 million slaves that were in the south at the time also. In despite of the low population numbers in the South, the Confederate Army was just as equal in size to the Unions in the early stages of the war. When the Civil War broke out in the United States the Union Army had about 16,000 men, which quickly fell to about 12,000 when some men left to go fight in their southern home states. Of the men in the U.S. Army that left, some of them were well-educated officers. Also many of the cavalries in the U.S. Army were composed of Southern men who left to join the Confederacy. In relation with getting bigger armies, when the Battle of Fort…

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