The most effective way to move your troops and exploit
any weaknesses in the enemy's position is to use the
chain of command. Start by selecting your army commander,
expending all but one of his available initiative points.
Next, locate a subordinate corps commander and follow the
same directions. Finally, locate a subordinate division
commander within the corps, making sure to expend all of
his initiative points before you finally end your turn.
To get the most out of your cavalry, order them to dismount
prior to combat. During the American Civil War, mounted
cavalry was rarely ordered into battle as they were very
susceptible to massed infantry attacks, especially when
they were attacking troops armed with repeating rifles.