The leadership & war effort in the Union (North)Key Questions considered: How effective was the leadership of Lincoln? How was the Union war effort organised and how effective was it? What were the strengths and weaknesses of the Union Army? How did the domestic situation in the Union impact the war effort? Content covers: Lincoln’s leadership & character, appointments, relations with ministers, election of 1864. The Emancipation Proclamation. The organisation of the war effort, mobilisation, resources and communications. Military leadership, organisation and strategies. Morale. Analysis: consistently strong?
Professor Richard Carwardine