- Jul 8, 2015
Yes, the summer of 1864 was way too late to save the Confederacy. Davis' actions in appointing military commannders could not have changed the outome at that late date.One of our fellow posters several years ago argued that the moment when Davis lost the ACW was at the battle of Ft. Sumpter. Ft.Sumpter unified at least a majority of the North and West and a fair amount of Southern whites to fight against the Confederacy.
By the summer of 1864 not much anyone could do to save the Confederacy.
The Fort Sumter date isn't right either. I'd say the Confederate armies lost the war in September-October 1862 with the failed invasions of Maryland and Kentucky -- and the subsequent decision by the UK not to intervene on the side of the South.