TB-14 | 16 87. George McClellan was the most important military commander in the Union.
Page: 326 88. Lincoln understood that the proper objective of his armies was the occupation of Confederate territory.
Page: 326 89. As commander in chief, Lincoln was given a fairly free hand by Congress in conducting the war as he saw fit.
Page: 326 90. Jefferson Davis, unlike Lincoln, was a trained professional soldier.
Page: 326 91. The North had such an overwhelming advantage in naval power that its blockade of the South was completely effective from the start.
Page: 328 92. In the early part of the Civil War, the sympathies of the ruling classes in France and England lay with the South.
Page: 329 93. Southern cotton was important enough to England that England extended diplomatic recognition to the Confederacy.
Page: 329 94. The repeating rifle first came into use during the last year of the Civil War.
Page: 330 95. Torpedoes and submarines were first used, to little effect, during the Civil War.
Page: 330 96. By the end of the Civil War, telegraph communication was used by both the North and South.