Civil War Leadership Posts

April 20, 2015 / / General Facts
April 17, 2015 / / Officer Characteristics

The Union and Confederate armies were distinguishable by the blue and grey coats they wore respectively. This diagram shows how each army distinguished the various ranks of their officers in the Civil War.

April 15, 2015 / / Officer Characteristics
April 15, 2015 / / Officer Characteristics

Battle experience prior to the start of the Civil War was rare amongst the officers. No one had experienced a war of this magnitude before.

April 15, 2015 / / Officer Characteristics
April 15, 2015 / / Officer Characteristics

Officer promotion was not always based on merit and ability to lead troops but many of other factors also played into the decision to promote an officer.

April 15, 2015 / / Officer Characteristics

Discipline and training of soldiers during the Civil War was a tough task for both sides as the majority of soldiers were not professionals and were not accustomed the life as a soldier.

April 15, 2015 / / General Facts
April 15, 2015 / / General Facts
April 15, 2015 / / General Facts