- Jan 3, 2019
I agree, Gettysburg was the litmus test of the Confederate's offensive strategy, which purely indicated that their endeavor was best kept for defensive, then their inevitable demise would arrive.The South's offensive move at Gettysburg sure didn't work out to well
How many major battles did the Confederacy initiate on the offensive? there were 50 major battles in the Civil War, so we can come up with a percentage of how much time the Confederacy was in the offensive mode. What percentage warrants whether or not they fought a offensive or defensive war? I'm quite sure they were on the defensive 90% of the time. But I do agree, the Confederates could not seize and hold territory.How about the Confederate invasion of Kentucky that was finally stopped at the battle of Perryville. What about Sibley's invasion of the New Mexico Territory with plans to invade San Bernardino County in California.
Didn't Lee try to liberate Maryland from the fanatical Abolitionists? Wasn't there a minor dust up in a certain small town in Pennsylvania? Didn't the Confederacy mount three failed offensive's to liberate Missouri from the blue bellies ? Wouldn't that be Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove and Prices Invasion of September 1864?
It's not the Union Armies fault that the Confederate. Army can seize and hold Territory.