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What strategies did each side use throughout the civil war?
Answer Blue for Union Grey for Confederates
Strategies of the Civil War Northern Strategy Take over the Mississippi River so as to cut off the South from its territories. They also wanted to blockade all of the Southe…rn seaports so that they couldn't continue to trade with anyone. Southern Strategy The South planned to just keep on fighting until they wore down the North enough to give up. They also wanted to take over Washington D.C.
The Confederates (Billy Yank) were in the south and the Union (Yankees) were in the north.
The fist strategy of the South was to hold a steady defense against the North because they thought the North would give up easily. Second, they were to gain help through Brita…in and France from trade. And finally if all else failed, the South would take the offense.
The Revolutionary War was fought both on land and at sea. Warfare on the battle field was more organized. The combatants would line up, facing each other, and then someone… would yell charge and the combatants would march toward each other or fire at will.
the strategy that was used by the north to defeat the south was the python. the python is when the north surrounded the South and slowly moved in and destroyed the south just …like a python does to its prey.
The Union Army had more people in the start of the Civil War, also they has rail roads The Confederacy had better generals and was better at fighting Hoped this helped ;)
The Union had several main strategies: 1. Push hard to take the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia. 2. Blockade trade from the southern ports. Cut off a…ll exports of cotton and tobacco and imports of war goods. 3. Take control of the Mississippi River. 4. Use the Mississippi River as a supply line for an invasion of the deep south. 5. Keep Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri in the Union. After 3 years of war, they had accomplished goals #2 - 5. They had made almost no progress toward Richmond. However, the invasion of the deep south (Sherman's March to the Sea) was proving more successful than hoped for, giving the possibility of encircling the leading southern cities. An additional pair of strategies: 6. Field larger and better equipped armies. Wear the South down with superior forces. 7. Use immigration to fill draft quotas and keep manpower flowing into the army. The Union strategy, devised by Winfield Scott, became known as the Anaconda Plan. It called for the blockade of all Southern seaports, and the capture of the river ports on the Mississippi River to slowly choke off the South's ability to reinforce and resupply its armies in the field. After 1863, Grant and Sherman modified the strategy to include Total War, the devastation of agricultural, transportation, and industrial centers within the South, to hasten the crippling effect of the Anaconda Plan.
To defat the other side. To find Generals that were able to win battles. To gain military control of the East Coast, and of the mid-west.
Ulysses s grant and Robert e lee
The Union forces went in a full frontal assault against a well prepared Confederate army that was fortified and not exposed. The result was a disaster for the Union army. …There is a link below for more information. The Army of Northern Virginia also suffered losses, but US Grant's brutal assaults were highly criticized in Northern newspapers. Grant had the Army of the Potomac led by General George Meade as the general in charge, but Meade took the lead and the orders from the General in Chief Grant. Problems for the Confederates involved their attempt to keep casualties to a minimum as unlike the North, lost troops were not easily replaced.
Divide and conquer. The Mississippi and Ohio River valleys were the first major goals. Then they followed the rail lines and rivers of the south and carved it into smaller a…nd smaller pieces. Then they cornered Lee in Virginia, and were too scared of him to attack him directly. finally, they basically starved out his army and forced a confrontation. Once it was army v army, Lee stood little chance...
I don't know if this is right or wrong but this is what my teacher said to me, That the military strategy each side develop is that they defend there their own home and te…rritory. I don't care if this answer is wrong, I tried my best anyway. - Jennifer
In US Civil War
Feminine allure - especially on the Confederate side.
The Union's side of strategy was the anaconda plan. The plan was to blockade the Southern ports and not let them receive or ship any goods. This will weaken them and then they… will invade the South. The Confederates plan for winning the war was to protect the southern lands from the Union and make the war last so long the Union would get tired of fighting. But in the end The Union won the War
The civil war was fought by the North and the South, both parts of the U.S. Are you talking union or confederate?
Union: The costly task of doing the invading Mostly operating in unfamiliar terrain Absence of an emotive war-mission Many Generals were politicians-in-uniform Bad draft law, …encouraging bounty-jumpers No cavalry tradition Prospect of European nations helping the enemy Prospect of a Presidential election in mid-war Confederates: Virtually no industrial manufacturing base No access to new rifle-barrelled artillery Much smaller population from which to recruit armies Less railroad mileage for troop transport Violent feuding between Generals Unable to export or import, due to blockade President who was out of his depth Currency not backed by assets, only by a promise of victory