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Southern Strategies: Why the Confederacy Failed Edited by Christian B. Keller University Press of Kansas 2021 $34.95 Reviewed by Stephen Davis Speculation on why the South lost its war for independence goes back a long time.
Earlier this month, Chris Mackowski invited the women of ECW to join a Zoom meeting to chat about Civil War leadership and offer their perspectives and voices on the subject. JoAnna M. McDonald, Cecily Nelson Zander, and Sarah Kay Bierle … Continue reading
In late summer 1861, the United States Navy initiated a crash program to build their first ironclad warships, leading directly to the titanic clash between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia (ex USS Merrimack) in Hampton Roads on March … Continue reading
Emerging Civil War welcomes back JoAnna M. McDonald (This piece follows the introductory reminder of wars and republics and Part 1: Growing Pains) Thus far, in the first fourteen months, President Abraham Lincoln’s command systems had failed to generate success … Continue reading
Emerging Civil War welcomes back JoAnna M. McDonald (This piece follows the introductory reminder of wars and republics.) When you think of the Northern effort in winning the war, you probably picture Congress passing legislation that generated huge numbers of … Continue reading
“It cannot be ignored that the construction of railroads has introduced a new and very important element into war,” wrote Major General George B. McClellan in a “Memorandum for the Consideration of His Excellency the President, submitted at his request,” … Continue reading