Leaders: Jefferson Davis, John Adams, Tyree H. Bell, "Old Rock Benning, Henry DeLemar Clayton, Henry Eustace McCulloch, and more
States belonging to South: Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Florida, Alabama, Texas, Georgia, Louisiana,
Strengths: fought in familiar territory which means they were defending their land, their homes, and their way of life, families had strong tradition of military training.
Weaknesses: The South had a smaller population, it possessed few factories to manufacture weapons, and it had less food. They had difficulty delivering food. They also has less railroads.
War aims: To win recognition as an independent nation, to preserve their traditional way of life- which included slavery.
Strategy: They planned to defend its homeland, holding on to as much territory as possible until the North got tired of fighting. They expected Britain and France to pressure the North to end the war.
Nicknames: Confederacy, Bushwackers, Greybacks