The Virginia, however, was able to destroy two Union frigates, the Congress and the Cumberland, and run another, the Minnesota, to ground before the Union ironclad's arrival.
He furnished intelligence on Confederate fortifications and troop movements to General Benjamin F. From the Mexican War on, advantages in population, resources, and production have been among the most important tools for American success in conflicts.
Byinitial shortages of war materiel, especially weapons and ammunition, were largely a thing of the past; the army Lee took north in June was roughly proportionate to its opponent in numbers and quality of artillery, and almost all of its infantry had modern rifles.
Their contributions in battle disproved the racist ideas that African Americans were cowardly by nature and lacked either the discipline or intelligence to succeed in combat.
Also, officials and officers tended to ignore their presence as personal servants when discussing war-related matters. Nashville, TN: Cumberland House. They were turned away, however, because a Federal law dating from barred Negroes from bearing arms for the U.
White Northerners and Southerners alike were of the opinion that the conflict would be a war for white men only. The Union had victory, forcing the Confederacy to abandon all its war aims. The Lincoln administration disavowed the activities of Lane, Phelps, and Hunter as unauthorized and premature.
Cornish, Dudley Taylor.