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Furthermore, the south also had many advantages during the civil war. One of the advantages included fighting in their own terrain. (doc.3) This allow for the south to fight a defensive battle on ground of their choosing. (For example, the high ground) Another advantage that the south held over the north was better military leadership. (Mr. P’s notes) Many of the military leaders in the south had sufficient military experience and had good military education. For example, Robert E. Lee was top of his class in theUnited States Military Academy at west point. The third advantage that the south had was better handling of guns and horses. (Mr. P’s Notes) “For example, General Jeb Stuart (Calvary lead)” (Mr. P’s Notes) the fourth and final advantage that the south had was a “…military tradition that encouraged young men to serve in armed forces or join military schools” (Doc.3) In addition, besides advantages the north and the south both had disadvantages as well. One of the disadvantages that the north had was have a series of bad military leaders of which Lincoln replaced several times. (doc.4) Many of these leaders were fired because they fail to finish out the job. For example, lead Commander George McClellan, even though he had won the major battle (The battle of Gettysburg) he was fired by Lincoln due to him inability to complete chase down the enemy. Furthermore, the south also suffered from a large number of disadvantages during. One being that the south had to be wary about the threat of slave rebellion and slave running away to
Kevin Chen Period 1assist the north. (doc.4) This threat was further intensified by the Emancipation Proclamation, which basically stated that the union was fighting against slavery. The north and the south both had their fair share of advantages and disadvantages during the civil.