As I was writing the posts for the naval aspects of the war last month, I came to believe this was a particularly bad from for the Southern States in secession from the United States.
There was a huge Union buildup on the Virginia Peninsula as McClellan was to lead an attack on Richmond.
The Battle of Shiloh was lost.
Island No. 10 on the Mississippi River was lost.
Fort Pulaski, guarding Savannah, Georgia, surrendered.
Farragut passed Forts Jackson and St. Philip, defending New Orleans and the city surrendered the next day.
Fort Macon in North Carolina surrendered.
Enough To Knock You Flat. --Old B-R'er