After Fort Sumter when the Union Army began to mobilize, the general consensus was that the US Civil War would be quick--violent, but fast. Yet in hindsight, we know that the war was anything but quick--from General McClellan's hesitancy, to bloody battles with high casualty rates but little to no forward momentum. Plus, it was a constant struggle to adequately staff, clothe, feed and arm each army.
What do you see as the major setbacks in the early stages of the Civil War? Evaluate the military leadership of the Confederacy versus the sheer lack thereof in the Union. Why did Lincoln struggle so much to find an adequate military leader?